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Karl Swift death: Three Sheffield men charged

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Image caption Karl Swift died in hospital a day after he was found

A man has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a man found lying in a street with head injuries.

Karl Swift, 33, from South Yorkshire, was discovered in New Road, Halesowen, West Midlands on 9 September. He died in hospital the next day.

Dean Hartley, 29, from Burnaby Green, Sheffield, appeared before magistrates in Dudley.

He was remanded in custody until October 27.

He will then appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Two others have been charged with perverting the course of justice.

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Dean Hartley (snr), 51, from Chaucer Road, Sheffield, and 29-year-old Lee Ardron, from Broad Inge Crescent, Sheffield, have been released on bailed to appear before Walsall Magistrates' Court on 18 November.

A 23-year-old man also from South Yorkshire has been released without charge and a 58-year-old has been released from custody but police said charges are still being considered.

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