Bedford man charged with manslaughter following incident outside Dunstable pub


A man from Bedford has been charged with manslaughter after a 28-year-old man died following an incident outside a pub in Dunstable.

Police were called just before midnight on Saturday 12 February, to reports that a man had been injured during an altercation outside the Wheatsheaf, in High Street North.

The victim, 28-year-old Aaron Bateman from Dunstable, was taken to hospital and was later pronounced dead.

A murder investigation was subsequently launched and a 43-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

Wilfred Fantie, 43, of Henley Road in Bedford has been charged with manslaughter and released on bail.

He is due to appear at Luton Magistrates Court on 23 June.

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