Sheffield man charged with manslaughter

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POLICE investigating the death of a Barnsley teenager who suffered fatal burns at his own birthday party have charged a man with manslaughter.

Steven Simpson, aged 18, was admitted to hospital with ‘significant burns’ following his 18th birthday party at his flat in Pleasant View, Cudworth, in June.

He died at 11.40pm the next day - Sunday, June 24 - in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

Following his death, South Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation and six people were arrested.

Today a spokesman for the force said they had charged a man, aged 19, from Cudworth, with manslaughter.

He will appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court next Monday.

Two 16-year-old males, and one 18-year-old, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, remain on police bail until the end of November.

A 16-year-old girl was released due to insufficient evidence.

At the time of his death, Steven’s family - mum Bernadette, dad Kevin and stepmother Jackie - said: “Steven had just turned 18 and was just starting out in life.

“Steven was a very caring and lovely young man, and he will be missed by everyone that knows him.” POLICE investigating the death of a Barnsley teenager who suffered fatal burns at his own birthday party have charged a man with manslaughter.

Steven Simpson, aged 18, was admitted to hospital with ‘significant burns’ following his 18th birthday party at his flat in Pleasant View, Cudworth, in June.

He died at 11.40pm the next day - Sunday, June 24 - in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

Following his death, South Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation and six people were arrested.

Today a spokesman for the force said they had charged a man, aged 19, from Cudworth, with manslaughter.

He will appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court next Monday.

Two 16-year-old males, and one 18-year-old, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, remain on police bail until the end of November.

A 16-year-old girl was released due to insufficient evidence.

At the time of his death, Steven’s family - mum Bernadette, dad Kevin and stepmother Jackie - said: “Steven had just turned 18 and was just starting out in life.

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