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Manslaughter charge over Brindley Place death

Detectives probing the death of a Birmingham dad while on a night out in the city centre have charged a man with manslaughter.

Matthew Carroll, 50, suffered head injuries in an incident outside All Bar One in Brindleyplace, at around 1.30am on Sunday, August 29.

Mr Carroll, fondly known as ‘Matty’, was taken to hospital but tragically died just hours later.

Today, September 2, West Midlands Police revealed they had charged a 33-year-old Birmingham man with manslaughter.

Matthew Mahony, of Stone Road, will appear before city magistrates tomorrow.

A West Midlands Police statement read: “A man has been charged as our investigation into the death of Matthew Carroll continues.

Tributes have been paid to Matthew Carroll, 50

“Mr Carroll, known as Matty, was out with his family on Saturday evening (29 August) when he attacked just off Broad Street at around 1.30am.

“A post mortem examination has shown that the provisional cause of death was a blunt force head injury.

“This afternoon, (2 September) Matthew Mahony, aged 33, of Stone Road, Birmingham, has been charged with manslaughter and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (3 September).

“We’re still keen to speak to those who were in Brindley Place at the time and may have been filming what happened on their mobile phone.

“Anyone with information is asked to message us on Live Chat via our website or call 101 quoting log 285 of 29 August. Alternatively you can ring the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Yesterday, police probing the death of the ‘devoted’ dad launched a dedicated web page as they continued to appeal for information.

West Midlands Police have launched Operation Heptagonal into the death of Mr Carroll, and are urging anyone with information to get in touch via a dedicated web page.

Anyone with information can submit it here ow.ly/VogC50G2sbm.

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