A TEENAGER will appear before magistrates in Leeds this morning charged with manslaughter following an assault outside a city centre nightclub.
The 19-year-old is due in the dock at Leeds Magistrate’s Court after being charged in connection with the incident on Lower Briggate on Friday evening which led to the death of a 43-year-old man.
Police said they were called at 7.40pm on Friday to reports of a serious assault in the popular clubbing area.
The 43-year-old victim was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries but died some time later.
A 19-year-old man was arrested and quizzed by police in connection with the incident.
Yesterday police confirmed he had been charged with manslaughter and is to face court today.
The victim has not yet been identified.
On Friday, police cordoned off a huge section of Lower Briggate and a white tent was put in place as specialist officers carried out forensic examinations of the scene.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
The last Friday before Christmas is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for the city’s bars and clubs as well as for the police.
The incident comes less than a fortnight after 28-year-old Robert Adamczyk died after being attacked on a stag night in Leeds.
Mr Adamczyk, of South Milford, near Selby, was assaulted outside the Leeds Grand Theatre on New Briggate in the early hours of Sunday, December 9.
He died in Leeds General Infirmary as a result of severe head injuries. Three men, aged 18, are on police bail in connection with the incident.