Bouncer charged over King Street push death

Police at the scene of the assault on King Street
Police at the scene of the assault on King Street

A NIGHTCLUB bouncer has been accused of killing a Wigan 60-year-old.

David Hanbury will make his first appearance before local magistrates in the new year charged with the manslaughter of Michael Warhurst.

The victim was fatally injured in an early hours incident in Wigan’s King Street on Monday, October 8.

It was claimed that Mr Warhurst, of Scot Lane, Newtown, had been pushed backwards and hit his head on the ground.

Critically ill, he was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police sealed off the street after Mr Warhurst was found and Hanbury, 30, of Honeysuckle Avenue, Beech Hill, was later arrested on suspicion of assault.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of the same charge but police later released him saying there would be no further action taken against him.

But after Mr Warhurst succumbed to his injuries several days later door supervisor Hanbury, who is understood not to have been on duty the night of the incident, was re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

He was released on police bail and due to report back to officers on November 19. This period was then extended until December 17 as inquiries continued and yesterday, after reporting in, he was charged with the crime.

Hanbury was further released on conditional police bail pending his first appearance before Wigan justices on January 3.

A post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of Mr Warhurst’s death was due to a head injury.