A TWENTY-YEAR-OLD man from Cudworth has been sentenced for manslaughter.

Jordan Sheard was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court for the manslaughter of Steven Simpson.

Sheard was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment.

Steven Simpson was 18-years-old when he died in June 2012 after sustaining significant burns to his body after attending a party in the Cudworth area of Barnsley.

Jordan Sheard was arrested in June 2012, and charged with manslaughter in November 2012.

"Steven was described by all who know him as a very caring and likeable young man," said DCI Sean Middleton. "His generous spirit was taken advantage of and a single thoughtless act resulted in his death. Jordan Sheard has admitted his guilt today and will have ample opportunity to reflect on his conduct."