Jury deliberates fate of Benjamin Edwards

The jury in the trial of a young man charged with the manslaughter of Chris Henchliffe has this morning retired to consider its verdict.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 12:53 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
The trial is being heard at Nottingham Crown Court.

Benjamin Edwards, 22, is accused of unlawfully killing 26-year-old Mr Henchliffe, who died in hospital nine days after an incident outside the Pomegranate Theatre in Corporation Street, Chesterfield, during the early hours of July 3 last year.

The prosecution claims Edwards punched Mr Henchliffe outside the theatre in an 'act of aggression'. Edwards, of Fieldview Place, Chesterfield, denies manslaughter and argues he 'threw a punch' at the former soldier as he feared he was going to harm his friend.

The jury of six men and six women is currently deliberating Edwards' fate at Nottingham Crown Court.

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Chris Henchliffe. Picture submitted by family.

We'll bring you the verdict when we have it.

Chris Henchliffe. Picture submitted by family.