Leeds & West Yorkshire

Trial date set over Leeds 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 charged with the manslaughter of a football fan who was attacked outside a Leeds pub will stand trial next year.

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 at Leeds Crown Court.

He will next appear at the court on 14 October. A provisional trial date has been set for 4 January.

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 Coen, 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.

They were released on conditional bail and told they would also appear at the court again on 14 October.

Mr Wilson died in Leeds General Infirmary on 23 June.

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