Sheffield man charged with manslaughter

Karl Swift

Karl Swift

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A Sheffield man has been charged with manslaughter and two others are accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Dean Hartley (jnr), aged 29 from Burnaby Crescent, Walkley, is accused of killing 33-year-old Rotherham man Karl Swift, who was fatally injured in the West Midlands as he worked away from home.

He is due to appear Dudley Magistrates' Court today.

Dean Hartley (snr), 51, from Chaucer Road, Parson Cross and Lee Ardron, 29 from Broad Inge Crescent, Chapeltown, have both been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and are due to appear at Walsall Magistrates' Court next month.

Karl Swift, 33, from Rotherham, was found with serious head injuries on New Road, Halesowen on Friday, September 9.

He had been to a pub after work and was found on the route he would have taken to get to his hotel.

He died from his injuries the following day.

Mr Swift, a father-of-two from Kimberworth, worked as a height safety engineer for Aero Installations.

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