Man in court over teen death

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A BARNSLEY man is to appear in court next week charged with manslaughter after an 18-year-old died at his own birthday party.

Jordan Sheard, aged 19, of Cudworth, Barnsley, is charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Steven Simpson.

Steven died in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield after suffering burns at his 18th birthday party in Cudworth in June.

At the time, his family said: “Steven had just turned 18 and was just starting out in life.

“His family can not describe the loss they all feel.

“Steven was a very caring and lovely young man and will be missed by everyone that knows him.”

Sheard will make his first court appearance at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 26.