/ Wigan man has been charged with murder

A Wigan man has been charged with murder.

Derek Bentham (15/09/1972) of Smithwood Avenue, Hindley has been charged with the murder of Lee Christy and remanded to appear before Wigan Magistrates Court tomorrow, Thursday 20 September 2018.

This is in relation to a report made to police at around 10:55pm on Saturday 15 September 2018 that a man had been assaulted at The Bear’s Paw on Market Street, Hindley.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment and remained in a critical condition before he sadly died this afternoon (18 September 2018).

He has since been formally identified as 45-year-old Lee Christy from Wigan.

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