Man charged with manslaughter after man dies after single punch in social club in Leigh

Leigh murder
Paul Ologbose died after a single punch Credit: GMP

A man has been charged with manslaughter after a man died after being punched in an altercation at a social club in Leigh.

Police were called shortly before 2am on Sunday 23 January to a report of an assault outside Higher Fold Sports and Social Club, Kensington Drive.

Paul Ologbose, 57, is thought to have been hit once to the head. He was taken to hospital with a critical head injury, which he died from in hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Greater Manchester Police say his family are receiving specialist support from our dedicated officers.

Paul Brierley of Hendon Street, Leigh has been charged with one count of manslaughter.

He has been remanded into custody ahead of an appearance at Wigan and Leigh magistrates court.

Anyone with information about the attack is urged to contact police as any detail could prove vital.

Detective Superintendent Rebecca Boyce, of GMP's Wigan district, said: "A man has horrendously lost his life after suffering a serious head injury that we believe was sustained from one punch during an altercation on a night out.

"It's a shocking and distressing time for Paul's family and we will do what we can to support them through our ongoing investigation.

"We have a suspect in custody who is being interviewed in relation to Paul's death, but it's vital we capture the full circumstances of this awful incident, and I therefore implore anyone with information to do the right thing and get in touch."

Details can be passed to police by calling 101 quoting incident 302 of 23/01/2022.