Man charged with manslaughter over fatal street attack

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CCTV of Desmond O'Beirne attackImage source, Met Police
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CCTV of the attack shows Desmond being punched and kicked by two men in Trafalgar Square

A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a man who died following an assault in central London.

Desmond O'Beirne, 51, was left in a vegetative state after an attack in the early hours of 3 June 2017. He died from his injuries six months later.

Luis Abella, 22, from Stockwell, was charged with manslaughter. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

A 25-year-old man has been detained in the US in connection with the incident.

He will be extradited to the UK in due course, Scotland Yard said.

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