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Youth in court over St Helens death

Credit: Family photo

A 17-year-old youth accused of the manslaughter of a St Helens man appeared at Liverpool Youth Court today.

Len Saunders, 65, suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Ward Street in the town shortly before 7 pm on Friday, July 21 and died last Sunday at Walton Neurological Centre.

The boy, from St Helens, has been sent to Liverpool Crown Court where he will appear on August 30 to enter his plea.

A 15-year-old boy who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released by police without further action.