PC Chris Findley death: Bilston man charged with manslaughter

Chris Findley West Midlands Police said PC Chris Findley had become involved in a "scuffle" outside the club

A man has been charged with manslaughter after an off-duty police officer died following a "scuffle" outside a Wolverhampton nightclub.

PC Chris Findley, 33, suffered severe head injuries outside Divine Bar, on Darlington Street, at about 04:30 GMT on 28 January.

He was left unconscious in the road and died in hospital, 10 days later.

An 18-year-old from Bilston has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Wolverhampton on 27 March.

Police said a 20-year-old woman had been cautioned for assault, while a second woman had been released without charge.

Colleagues described him as a "selfless and humble man," who spent most of his time working with the neighbourhood police team in Smethwick.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country

Weather

Birmingham

15 °C 10 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    Walsall 1-2 Yeovil 10:18:

    Yeovil Town collected their first league goals and victory of the season at the expense of struggling Walsall.

     
  2.  
    Santa hats at the ready 10:09: Joanne Malin Presenter, Midlands Today

    Happy August everyone! I just spotted this.

    Christmas sign
     
  3.  
    News on the hour 09:56: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    Housing charity shelter says nearly 700,000 people in the West Midlands wouldn't be able to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job.

    Hear more in the 10:00 bulletin.

     
  4.  
    Buses diverted 09:55:

    Due to an accident at the junction of Valentine Road and Kings Heath High Street (A435), bus services 35 and 50 are being diverted.

    See Network West Midlands for details.

     
  5.  
    Mum-of-eight 'wants more kids' 09:44: Birmingham Mail

    A single mother-of-eight from Birmingham has told how she is planning to have more children - so she can claim more benefits and get a bigger council house.

     
  6.  
    Call to reinstate 'Trojan Horse' heads 09:35: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    Three head teachers who left schools in Birmingham linked to the alleged Trojan Horse plot should be reinstated or compensated, the National Association of Head Teachers says.

     
  7.  
    Birmingham 2-2 Ipswich 09:24:

    Christophe Berra scored in injury time as Ipswich twice came from behind to earn a point at Birmingham City.

    Christophe Berra

    The Scottish defender netted a second-half brace, meaning both sides now have four points from their first three games of the season.

     
  8.  
    University plans lab upgrade 09:14: Express and Star

    The University of Wolverhampton is to spend almost £500,000 to upgrade laboratories and equipment at one of its campuses as part of a plan to improve engineering courses.

     
  9.  
    Serious accident 09:02:

    The A435 High Street in King's Heath is blocked and there's queuing traffic out of town at the Queensbridge Road junction because of a serious accident, reports BBC Travel News.

     
  10.  
    TOP HEADLINES
     
  11.  
    News on the hour 08:55: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    Investigators are working to find out what caused a coach travelling from West Bromwich to Weston-super-Mare to crash on the M5 yesterday.

    Coach crash on M5

    Five adults and one child were injured when the coach left the motorway and went into a ditch close to J13, for Stroud. Hear more in the 09:00 bulletin.

     
  12.  
    Wrong-way drive on M6 Toll 08:52:

    Police say they stopped a serious crash on the M6 Toll after a car was seen driving the wrong way along the motorway last night.

    Officers went out at 21:50 and found a Honda Jazz being driven south on the northbound carriageway in the Sutton Coldfield area, near the junction with the A38.

    After driving into the car to force it to stop, officers discovered the driver was a 77-year-old man with dementia who had been reported missing from his home in Rowley Regis hours earlier.

     
  13.  
    HS2 north-south divide 08:40:

    HS2 - the proposed high speed rail link from London - is supposed to help bridge the North-South divide. But the debate surrounding the controversial project has arguably opened up a divide between councils in the north, who welcome the scheme, and those further south which do not.

    Artist's impression of HS2 hub in Birmingham

    A number of rural areas say their communities will be destroyed by the new line, but many cities are welcoming the project and planning grand new buildings, such as the new Curzon Street station in Birmingham (pictured).

     
  14.  
    Regeneration for Jewellery Quarter building 08:28: Birmingham Post

    A run-down listed building in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is set to be brought back to life as an office complex.

     
  15.  
    Search for girl continues 08:18:

    Police are searching for a 12-year-old girl who has been missing from her West Midlands home for more than a day.

    Eltaje Aiken

    Eltaje Aiken left her aunt's home in Vincent Street, Balsall Heath, between 10:00 and 14:00 on Monday.

     
  16.  
    Cool again 08:07:

    While there may be a scattering of showers, many places will have a dry day with some decent periods of sunshine. Despite this, it is going to be cool again.

    Weather forecast chart
     
  17.  
    Good morning 08:00: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    Good morning. I'll be bringing you today's news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.

    Email or tweet us if you'd like to contribute a photo, comment or question.

     

Features

Elsewhere on BBC News

  • Pulling a pint in MauritiusThe beer hunter

    One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius

Programmes

  • Traffic lightsClick Watch

    From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.