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Wigan bouncer charged with manslaughter of King Street reveller after fatal push

By Lauren Hirst

A nightclub bouncer is being charged with the death of a 60-year-old man on King Street in Wigan.

David Hanbury, 30, of Honeysuckle Avenue, Beech Hill, was charged with the manslaughter of Michael Warhurst.

Hanbury will make his first appearance before Wigan justices on January 3 next year to face the charges after being released on conditional bail.

Mr Warhurst, who is also from Wigan, is believed to have hit his head on the pavement after being pushed outside Chicago Rock on King Street on October 8.

A post-mortem examination concluded the victim died from fatal head injuries.

Mr Warhurst died a day later in hospital on October 9.

Hanbury, who is understood to have not been on duty at the time of the incident, was arrested less than 24 hours after the incident but was released on police bail.

He was due to report back on November 19, 2012 but this was later extended, so police could continue their inquiries until December 17, 2012, when he was charged.

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