Man admits manslaughter after fight in city centre
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A Leicestershire man has today (Friday 25 August) admitted manslaughter after a fight between two strangers led to the death of a father of two.
Darren Bradley, 53, was walking through Leicester city centre after a night out when the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday 19 August 2022, on the corner of Carts Lane and High Street.
A verbal argument between Mr Bradley and Sam Clark quickly turned into a physical fight.
During the dispute 21-year-old Clark kicked and punched Mr Bradley before pulling him to the ground – causing him to hit his head.
He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury but sadly died the next day (Saturday 20 August).
Clark, of Mill Lane, Earl Shilton, left the scene but was arrested shortly after the incident occurred in a street nearby. He was initially arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) but was later charged with manslaughter.
At Leicester Crown Court today, Clark admitted the offence and is due to sentenced on Friday 13 October.
Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, senior investigating officer, said: “There are absolutely no winners in this situation. This wasn’t a planned attack but a sheer chance meeting by two people after a night out that then escalated into a fight.
“As a result, a man has sadly lost his life and a family continue to grieve the loss of a loved one but also a young man, who went out to enjoy a night with friends, is facing time in prison.
“The case unfortunately highlights the dangers of getting involved in a fight. An incident lasting only a few minutes can have absolutely devasting consequences for everyone involved.”