Cumbria

Man charged with Kye Backhouse manslaughter

Kye Backhouse Image copyright Cumbria Constabulary
Image caption Kye Backhouse's family said he "made everyone around him smile"

A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a 13-year-old boy in south Cumbria.

The body of Kye Backhouse was found at his home in Ewan Close, Barrow-in-Furness, on 9 October.

Cumbria Police has now charged Kevin Morton, 48, and of Ewan Close, with his manslaughter.

He appeared before Furness and District Magistrates' Court and will next appear before Preston Crown Court on 18 December.

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