St Martins death probe: Man in court charged with manslaughter

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The 80-year-old was taken to hospital where he later died

A man has appeared in court charged over the death of an elderly man in Shropshire.

The 80-year-old, of St Martins near Oswestry, died on 8 September, West Mercia Police said.

Ashley Sumner appeared before Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Monday charged with manslaughter.

The 31 year-old, of Berwyn View, Ellesmere, is also charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent and related driving offences.

The victim, who has not been formally identified, suffered an injury at an address in Oak Drive, St Martins, on 6 September.

He was taken to hospital on 7 September where he later died.

Mr Sumner was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court in October.

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