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Daniel Brelsford death: Man jailed over Sheffield city centre killing

Liam Morris Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Liam Morris was found guilty of manslaughter after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court

A man has been jailed for manslaughter after a man he punched in the face died.

Liam Morris struck Daniel Brelsford causing him to fall, bang his head and lose consciousness.

Mr Brelsford, 37, died in hospital on 5 September as a result of a head injury, five days after the attack in Devonshire Street, Sheffield.

Morris, 21, of no fixed abode, was convicted after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court and jailed for six years.

He was also told he must serve three years on licence after his release.

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Image caption Daniel Brelsford died in hospital

The court heard Mr Brelsford regained consciousness after the attack and was walking towards Devonshire Green when a member of the public called an ambulance after seeing blood on his arms and head.

Det Insp John Fitzgibbons, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "Liam Morris hit Daniel Breslford before walking away and leaving him with serious injuries.

"He had no regard for the harm he had caused to Mr Brelsford, leaving him laid unconscious and vulnerable without a second thought.

"Although I am pleased with the result we have achieved today, this verdict offers little solace to Daniel's family who have had to come to terms with what has happened."

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