Man charged with manslaughter

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Detectives investigating an altercation outside a nightclub in Lancaster have today charged a man.


We were called at shortly before 4.30am on Sunday June 12 to a report that a man had been punched during an altercation outside Glow nightclub, Dalton Square, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground.


The man, Joshua Hughes, 22, who was part of a group who had been inside the club earlier but had been ejected, was taken to hospital in a critical condition.


Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, Mr Hughes, of Morecambe, (pictured) died on the morning of June 16.

 Joshua Hughes


A 32-year-old man from Leigh was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault and bailed pending further enquiries.


Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Sean Orrell, 32, of Leigh, has today (Wednesday February 1) been charged with manslaughter.


He has been bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, April 20.

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