Blackburn man given court summons after Barrowford death

A man has been given summons to appear at court following the death of a man in Barrowford.

By Dominic Collis
Monday, 4th July 2022, 1:17 pm

Police officers were called out at around 5-20pm on October 29th last year after a report of a sudden death in a house at River Way in the village.

Officers attended an address and found the body of a 45-year-old man, later named as James O'Hara. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by officers.

Detectives believe Mr O’Hara was assaulted on October 19th, with a post mortem examination linking his injuries to his death.

A Blackburn man must appear in court charged with manslaughter following a death in Barrowford

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A man in his 30s was initially arrested on suspicion of Mr O’Hara’s murder and bailed.

A police spokesman has said today: “Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Michael Hannan, 31-years-old, of Tynwald Road, Blackburn, has been given summons for the offence of manslaughter. He is due to appear at Burnley Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Tuesday, July 5th).