Teenager accused of manslaughter after Leeds death

Lower Briggate, Leeds. Photo: ITV Yorkshire

A 19-year-old has been charged with manslaughter after a man died following what police say was a serious assault in Leeds on Friday 21 December. Officers were called at 7:40pm to reports of a serious assault outside a nightclub on Lower Briggate.

A 43-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries but died on Saturday. He has not been named. Police cordoned off a large stretch of Lower Briggate on Friday and erected a tent as forensic specialists carried out examinations at the scene.

The 19-year-old man is due to appear before magistrates in Leeds on Monday.