Manslaughter charge after Accrington man dies

A 19-year-old has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a man he is accused of punching a week ago.

Martin Maughan, 26, from Accrington, died in Royal Blackburn Hospital on Saturday after he was injured in Queen Victoria Street, Blackburn, on 26 July.

Post-mortem examination results show he died from a serious head injury.

Jason Reilly, 19, of Morley Avenue, Blackburn, has been charged with manslaughter.

He is due to appear at the town's magistrates court on Monday.

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