Jordan Sheard Charged with Manslaughter of Steven Simpson

15/11/2012

The Crown Prosecution Service in South Yorkshire has authorised South Yorkshire Police to charge Jordan Sheard (19) with the manslaughter of Steven Simpson.

Mr Simpson died in June this year following a party at his flat in Barnsley.

Lawyer James Scott said:

"Following an investigation by South Yorkshire Police, CPS lawyers receive a file of evidence relating to the death of Steven Simpson. The incident occurred in Barnsley in June this year, and Mr Simpson died of his injuries at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield two days later.

"Having considered all of the available evidence I believe that there is a realistic prospect of convicting Mr Sheard for this offence and a prosecution is in the public interest."

Mr Sheard was charged on Monday and will appear at Barnsley Magistrates Court on 26 November for his first hearing.