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Rochdale man accused of Royal Marine manslaughter charge

Wesley Clutterbuck
Image caption Wesley Clutterbuck became a Royal Marine in 2012

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of a Royal Marine in an attack in Rochdale.

Reece Kay, of Waithlands Road, Rochdale, was remanded to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday by magistrates in Bury.

Wesley Clutterbuck was found with serious head injuries at about 03:20 BST on Saturday in Fleece Street, Rochdale, and died the following day.

A family tribute said it had been his dream to become a Royal Marine.

In a statement, they said: "Wes was our life and, in his death, he has given renewed life to so many other people by his organ donations.

"His wish was to donate as many of his organs as possible and, in the main, this wish has been granted."

The statement added: "His dream from a young age was to become a Royal Marine Commando and in 2012 he realised this dream and we were so immensely proud of Wes and his achievements."

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