Man bailed over Middlesbrough pub assault death

Spencer Freeman
Image caption Spencer Freeman died from a head injury

A man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter following an assault in Middlesbrough.

Spencer Freeman, 42, from the town, was injured outside the Grenadier pub in Trimdon Avenue early on Sunday.

Police said he was taken to James Cook University hospital but later died. A post-mortem examination found he died of a head injury.

A 20-year-old Thornaby man appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, and released on conditional bail.

He will next appear at Teesside Crown Court on 19 April.

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