Northamptonshire Police has charged a 25-year-old man with murder following the death of a man in Northampton.
At about 12pm on Saturday, April 23, a group of men were seen to be having a fight outside an address in Cowper Street.
During this altercation, a 32-year-old man – Jack Birney from Northampton, was knocked unconscious.
Jack was taken to hospital but sadly died as a result of his injuries at 4.32pm yesterday (April 25).
An investigation into the incident was launched and Marc Peter Dowling, 25, of Wellington Street, Northampton, has now been charged with murder. He will appear at Northampton Magistrates' Court today (April 26).
Two other men, aged 34 and 26, have also been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Senior Investigating Officer – Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, said: “This is a terribly sad incident in which a young man with his whole life ahead of him has died.
“We have specialist officers supporting Jack’s family during this exceptionally difficult time and our thoughts remain with them.
“We have spoken to a number of witnesses in relation to Jack’s death but I would still like to appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident who we have not yet spoken to, to please contact us.
“Witnesses or anyone with information, CCTV, doorbell or dash cam footage, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, if you would prefer to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”
Incident number: 22000230737
(Photo below of Jack Birney, provided by his family)