Man charged over Middlesbrough pub assault death

image captionSpencer Freeman died from a head injury

A 20-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter following an assault in Middlesbrough.

Spencer Freeman, 42, from the town, was attacked outside the Grenadier pub in Trimdon Avenue early on Sunday.

Police said he was taken to James Cook University hospital but later died. A post-mortem examination found he died of a head injury.

A 20-year-old Thornaby man will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, charged with manslaughter.

Another man, aged 31, from Middlesbrough, who was also held in connection with the death has been released without charge.

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