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Surgeon killing: Boy charged over Hale Village death

Anthony Owen
Image caption Anthony Owen was found lying on the ground near his car

A teenager has been charged with the manslaughter of a surgeon who was injured outside his Cheshire home.

Anthony Owen, 68, was found lying injured next to his white Honda Civic car in Hale Road, Hale Village, shortly before 22:30 GMT on 11 March.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but died six days later.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter and is due to appear at Halton Magistrates' Court on Thursday. Two other teenagers have been bailed.

Police were alerted to the incident by a passing motorist in the village not far from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Officers found Mr Owen next to his car with serious head injuries.

He was taken to the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool, but died in hospital on Saturday, six days after the incident.

Mr Owen was a consultant general surgeon, whose expertise included breast cancer and keyhole surgery.

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