Hereford & Worcester

Man jailed for Hereford pub brawl killing

Charles Harrison Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Charles Harrison was re-arrested after Stephen Lysycia died from his injuries

A father-of-four has been jailed for three years after killing a man with a single punch during a pub brawl.

Charles Harrison, from John Tarrant Close, Newton Farm, Hereford, was found guilty of the manslaughter of Stephen Lysycia, 54, at Worcester Crown Court.

The attack took place outside the Golden Fleece pub in Hereford in April 2012.

The victim spent 13 months in a coma after being knocked unconscious and died on 1 May last year.

Mr Lysycia was attacked at the pub on St Owen Street on Good Friday.

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Image caption The attack happened outside the Golden Fleece pub in Hereford

Harrison was originally charged with causing grievous bodily harm, which he denied.

While the defendant was awaiting trial, Mr Lysycia died and Harrison was re-arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Det Sgt Tim Powell of Hereford CID said the investigation had been "assisted greatly" by statements from witnesses who had gone to Mr Lysycia's aid on the night of the attack.

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