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Football fan Michael Dye Wembley death: man remanded

Michael Dye
Image caption Michael Dye died at Northwick Park Hospital on Tuesday

A 41-year-old man has appeared before magistrates charged with the manslaughter of a Wales and Cardiff supporter found hurt outside Wembley.

Ian Mytton, 41, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Redditch in the West Midlands until 20 September.

He will next appear before Worcester Crown Court.

Michael Dye, 44, from Cardiff, suffered head injuries before Tuesday's England-Wales Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley and died in hospital.

The court heard Mr Dye was punched in the face and fell backwards hitting his head on the concrete floor.

It is anticipated that Mytton will eventually stand trial at the Old Bailey.

Mytton of Redditch, Worcestershire, spoke only to confirm his name during the 15 minute hearing.

Meanwhile, three men who voluntarily attended a West Mercia police station on Sunday have been released on police bail.

They will return to a police station in the force area in early November.

Mr Dye died at Northwick Park Hospital after he was found injured near Gate C of the north-west London stadium before kick-off.

The Metropolitan Police is still appealing for witnesses.

A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death to be blunt trauma to the back of the head.

Six more men initially arrested over the death were later released without charge.

Players and fans paid tribute to Mr Dye by holding a minute's applause before Saturday's Cardiff City home game against Doncaster.

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