Surgeon killing: Boy bailed over Hale Village death

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

A teenager charged with the manslaughter of a surgeon found injured outside his Cheshire home, has been released on bail by magistrates.

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.

The 16-year-old boy (who cannot be named) was bailed to reappear at Halton Magistrates' Court on 30 May.

An application by the prosecution to Chester Crown Court to have the bail rescinded was rejected.

Two other teenagers have been bailed by police pending further inquiries.

Officers had been alerted to the incident by a passing motorist in the village not far from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Mr Owen was taken to the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool, but died in hospital on Saturday.

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

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