Leicester

Howard Staff: Two charged over Wigston man's death

Howard Staff Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Howard Staff was attacked during a burglary

A man has been charged with manslaughter and burglary following the death of a 66-year-old man.

Howard Staff died the day after he was attacked during a burglary at his home in Gibson Close in Wigston, Leicestershire, on 13 January.

Jack Tebbutt, 19, of no fixed abode, has been charged with his manslaughter and burglary.

A 17-year-old girl, of Leicestershire, has also been charged with assisting an offender.

Both Mr Tebbutt and the teenage girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Mr Tebbutt spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth and was remanded in custody.

The girl pleaded not guilty to assisting an offender and was released on conditional bail.

Both will next appear at Leicester Crown Court on 24 February.

Four men arrested on suspicion of murder have been released under investigation.

Two 15-year-old boys, who were both arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery, have also been released under investigation.

Mr Staff's family described him as a "gentle man" who was no threat to anyone.

Image caption Mr Staff was attacked at his home in Gibson Close

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