A TURKISH man was cleared of murdering a Tottenham father-of-one amid a violent street fight outside a West End nightclub.

Berkan Kart, 22, of Whitbred Close, was found not guilty by an Old Bailey jury last Thursday after hearing evidence and watching CCTV footage of the brawl that broke out on June 21, 2009.

Kart was jailed for 16 months for violent disorder after admitting his involvement at the start of the trial.

The court heard eye witnesses describe how he kicked and punched 33-year-old victim Ali Toprak, of Waverly Road, Tottenham, outside the Crescent nightspot in West Kensington.

Many said that out of all the fighters, Berkan Kart appeared to be the most aggressive.

The jury has now retired to consider its verdict over his young brother's involvement. Bercin Kart, 21, also of Whitbred Close, pleaded not guilty to violent disorder.

Mr Kart had been employed as a DJ at the Istanbul-themed night, and was accused of being at the centre of the melee.

The court heard the argument was sparked following a disagreement between Mr Toprak and another man who had been pestering his female to take a picture of him with her mobile phone.

Mr Toprak, from Turkey, intervened and the petty dispute quickly escalated into a full-on brawl with Bercin Kart.

Amid the fight, he was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver which punctured his heart. He quickly slipped into unconsciousness and died later in hospital despite efforts to save him.