A MAN has been charged with manslaughter following the death of popular Barnsley man Nicholas Bedford.

Nicholas died following an alleged assault inside the Blue Room Bar in Barnsley in the early hours of Monday (2 November). He was taken to hospital, where he sadly died.

Jason Derbyshire, 32, of Welland Court in Higham, Barnsley, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with his death.

He will appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning (Wednesday 4 November).

Police are continuing to speak to a number of potential witnesses but are still very keen to hear from anyone who saw the assault take place and has yet to contact police.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident number 26 of Monday 2 November.