Teen on assault charge

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POLICE have charged a 17-year-old youth with assault following the death of a football fan.

Stephen Mark Garvey, 46, from Leigh, died after he was found collapsed in the street in the early hours of Sunday, February 27.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on suspicion of murder, but has been bailed until April, pending further inquiries.

Mr Garvey, who had earlier been to watch Wigan Athletic’s match against Manchester United had been in the Waterside pub with his wife Helen after the game.

He was then involved in an altercation in the street.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Garvey died from head injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8259 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.