North East Wales

Family repeat sponsored walk after Buckley man's death

Peter Jones
Image caption Peter Jones suffered a head injury in the alleged attack

The family of man who died after an alleged assault are holding a sponsored walk to raise money in his memory.

Peter Jones, 24, died after the alleged attack in Buckley, Flintshire, early on 9 May.

His family is raising funds for Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Mr Jones and his family raised money for the hospital on a similar walk 20 years ago after he received a liver transplant there.

Mr Jones's sister Sarah said: "My mother and Peter raised money for the hospital 20 years ago after my brother received his liver transplant so it was an easy decision of who to raise funds for."

Dressed as nurses, the walkers will be asking for sponsorship and donations.

They will set off from St Mary's Church in Mold, where his funeral service was held, at 1230 BST on Saturday.

They will walk the six miles to Moel Fammau, before returning to Mold via the same route.

"It's going to be a long day, especially with children tagging along, but it's for a very worthwhile cause," said Sarah Jones.

Following his death, his family paid tribute, saying: "Peter was a much loved son of Peter and Christine. He was also a loving brother and uncle. He was well known in the local community, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him."

A 21-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in relation to Mr Jones's death.

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