Pictured: Man accused of killing bank boss with single punch outside The Ivy in London’s West End

Pictured: Man accused of killing British boss of Qatar National Bank with single punch outside The Ivy in London’s West End

  • Steve Allen has been accused of murdering a bank boss with a single punch 
  • Paul Mason, 52, was killed after violent confrontation with Steven Allan in 2020
  • The bank executive had been at the exclusive Ivy Club before he was attacked
  • Allan, 34, has admitted killing the CEO of Qatar Bank but denies murder charge 

This is the man who is accused of murdering the UK chief executive officer of Qatar National Bank outside celebrity nightspot The Ivy.

Steven Allan confronted banking boss Paul Mason and knocked him to the ground outside the exclusive club in London’s West End on December 15, 2020.

Allan, 34, had been drinking in a number of bars when he bumped into Mr Mason, who had spent the evening at The Ivy.

He accused 52-year-old Mr Mason of stealing a mobile phone and launched a vicious attack, the Old Bailey was told.

Steve Allen has been accused of murdering bank boss Paul Mason, 52, with a single punch outside a bar in London's West End in 2020

Steve Allen has been accused of murdering bank boss Paul Mason, 52, with a single punch outside a bar in London’s West End in 2020 

Mr Mason hit his head on the pavement after being punched - despite doctors' attempts to save his life by replacing part of his skull with a titanium sheet, he died six months later

Mr Mason hit his head on the pavement after being punched – despite doctors’ attempts to save his life by replacing part of his skull with a titanium sheet, he died six months later 

As Mr Mason tried to get up from the floor, Allan connected with an uppercut – with witnesses describing the ‘sickening crunch’ as Mr Mason’s skull collided with the pavement.

Doctors battled to save him and carried out a procedure to replace part of his skull with a sheet of titanium, but he died six months later on June 4 2021.

Allan, of Hook, Hampshire, was later traced by CCTV. He admits manslaughter but denies murder.

The trial continues.

Mr Mason was killed after spending an evening at the famous Ivy club in the West End, a well-known haunt for actors and executives

Mr Mason was killed after spending an evening at the famous Ivy club in the West End, a well-known haunt for actors and executives 

Mr Mason had been the chief executive officer at Qatar National Bank (pictured) at the time of his death

Mr Mason had been the chief executive officer at Qatar National Bank (pictured) at the time of his death

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