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Man charged with murder over pub death

Policer say they were called to The Bear’s Paw on Market Street on Saturday. Photo: MEN Media

A man's been charged with murder after another man died following an assault in a pub.

Policer say they were called to The Bear’s Paw on Market Street in Hindley on Saturday 15 September to reports that a man had been assaulted.

He was taken to hospital - but died three days later.

“Lee was a well-loved father, son and brother." Credit: GMP

The deceased has since been formally identified as 45-year-old Lee Christy from Wigan.

His family said he was a well-loved father, son and brother, who "would give you his last penny."

Credit: MEN Media

46 year old Derek Bentham of Smithwood Avenue, Hindley, has been charged with murder.

He will appear before Wigan Magistrates Court today.