Manslaughter charge over death of Mapperley man following assault

Stephen Walsh died after being attacked by a man police think was the driver of another car involved in a crash.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Mapperley man Stephen Walsh.

Oliver Brown, of Digby Avenue, Mapperley, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Saturday).

Mr Walsh, a 37-year-old father of two, was found dead at his home on Blenheim Avenue, Mapperley, at 5.55am on Monday (July 30) after being assaulted the previous night.

Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, which deals with major crime in Nottinghamshire, said: “I would like to thank the people of Nottinghamshire for the response to my media appeal earlier this week. Several important witnesses came forward as a result.

“I’m aware that feelings are running high about this case and I totally understand that.

“I would implore the community to carry on supporting Stephen’s family, but also not to seek any retribution against Oliver and his family. Oliver’s family have been entirely co-operative with the police investigation and do not deserve repercussions for an act they had no involvement in.

“Oliver himself will now face trial to ascertain if he was criminally responsible for Stephen’s death.

“As the case is now in the criminal justice system, I will make no further comment until the conclusion of the trial.”


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