Darren Atkinson death: Burnley boys face charges


Two teenage boys have been charged with manslaughter after the death of a man who was attacked in east Lancashire.

Darren Atkinson, 48, was the victim of an assault on Standen Hall Drive in Briercliffe on 25 March. He died at Royal Preston Hospital on 7 April.

On Wednesday, Lancashire Police charged two boys from Burnley, aged 16 and 17, with manslaughter.

They are both due to appear at Reedley Youth Court on 18 April, a police spokeswoman said.