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Man Convicted Of Mapplewell Manslaughter

Friday March 9 2012




A MAN has been convicted of the manslaughter of a 55-year-old Barnsley man who died from his head injuries.

James Walker, 27, was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of the manslaughter of Alan Cartwright. Mr Cartwright's body was found in April 2011 by his daughter at his home on Darton Lane, Mapplewell.

Walker, from Kexbrough, was today (March 9) given an eight-year sentence including four years in prison and four years on extended licence.

The court heard that Mr Cartwright had suffered a brain haemorrhage, which led to his death and it was proven that this was due to a head injury, inflicted by James Walker.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Middleton, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: "Today a violent man has been convicted and sent to prison. Sadly, on this occasion his actions led to the untimely death of Mr Cartwright.

“We offer our deepest condolences to Mr Cartwright’s family and will continue to offer support to them wherever we can.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Barnsley community for helping us throughout this case and police officers and staff who worked on the investigation.”

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Reply Posted by on Friday March 9 2012 at 15:54
I appreciate people contributing but may I please ask you to refrain from posting comments as to the reason why this happened. We cannot publish anything that was not said in open court due to reporting restrictions . Thankyou.

Reply Posted by Gustymcguest on Tuesday March 13 2012 at 15:31
Come on Nicky, you're taking your role far too seriously, you haven't published any comments. I made them on the forum part of the website. The case is over and people are not restricted on speculation and never have been. Have you not seen the new guardian adverts, they are now actually encouraging people to comment on current issues not restricting them. Whereas I agree that you should moderate on moral grounds  I hardly think that commenting on legal cases on what is essentially a gossip section of a website jeapordises criminal cases. Ta.

Reply Posted by A barnsley resident on Monday May 5 2014 at 09:46
No where near long enough. He will never grow up