Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man remanded over Leeds Skyrack pub punch death

Robert Wilson and his partner Jacqueline Cocker
Image caption Mr Wilson, pictured with his partner, died at Leeds General Infirmary

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a football fan who was attacked outside a Leeds pub after England's first World Cup match.

Robert Wilson, 44, from the West Park area of the city, died in hospital 11 days after he was punched outside the Skyrack in Headingley on 12 June.

Christopher Perry, 25, of Shadwell Walk, Leeds, was remanded in custody by Leeds magistrates.

He will next appear at the city's crown court on 8 July.

Six other people also appeared at the court charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the same incident.

They are John Brennan, 25, of Germaine Terrace, Thorner, near Leeds; Simon Cohen, 23, of Woodland Court, Leeds; Francesca Kelly, 21, of North Park Grove, Leeds; Jacqueline Kelly, 50, of North Park Grove, Leeds; Laura Lim, 32, of Bradford Road, Birstall; and William Pickard, 25, of Fernway, Seacroft, Leeds.

An application to remand these six in custody was refused and they were released on conditional bail.

They were told they would also appear at Leeds Crown Court on 8 July.

Mr Wilson died in Leeds General Infirmary on 23 June.

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