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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Man charged with manslaughter following death of Mapperley man Stephen Walsh


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A 21-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Mapperley man Stephen Walsh.

Oliver Brown, of Digby Avenue, Mapperley, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Saturday).

Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit – Major Crime Nottinghamshire, said:  “I’m aware that feelings are running high about this case and I totally understand that.

“I would implore the community to carry on supporting Stephen’s family, but also not to seek any retribution against Oliver and his family.

PICTURED: A police car outside Stephen’s home in Bleinheim Avenue

“Oliver’s family have been entirely co-operative with the police investigation and do not deserve repercussions for an act they had no involvement in.”

“Oliver himself will now face trial to ascertain if he was criminally responsible for Stephen’s death.

“As the case is now in the criminal justice system, I will make no further comment until the conclusion of the trial.”

Mr Walsh, 37, was found dead at his home in Blenheim Avenue, Mapperley, at 5.55am on Monday (30 July) after being assaulted the previous night.

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