Teenager charged with man's murder in Bolton

Simon Mitchell
Image caption Simon Mitchell's family said he had 'a heart of gold'

A youth of 17 has been charged with the murder of a man who was found with head injuries in a Bolton street.

Simon Mitchell was found collapsed in Victoria Square at about 21:00 BST on Friday.

The 43-year-old, of Hunger Hill, was later pronounced dead in hospital.

The teenager, who cannot be named, is due before magistrates in Bolton on Tuesday. In a statement, Mr Mitchell's family described him as a "well loved, outgoing person".

"He was a loving brother, son and devoted uncle. Simon would always try to make people laugh and go out of his way to make people happy."

They added: "He had a heart of gold, he will be deeply missed by all his family and all who knew him."

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