Teen faces manslaughter charge over death of Nelson man

A teenager has been charged with the manslaughter of a 64-year-old Nelson man.


The 16-year-old boy, from Nelson, was formally charged by police following the death of David Hutchinson on July 4th this year.

Mr Hutchinson was assaulted near his home on Leeds Road, Nelson, between 10-30pm and 11pm on Saturday, June 15th, after leaving his address to walk to a nearby shop.

He died two weeks later.

The boy, who has not been named, will appear before Pennine Youth Court on December 30th.