Young man to stand trial accused of manslaughter of Chesterfield soldier Chris Henchliffe

A young man is set to stand trial accused of killing Chris Henchliffe in Chesterfield.

Friday, 19th May 2017, 12:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:03 pm
The trial will be heard at Nottingham Crown Court.

Benjamin Edwards, 22, of Fieldview Place, Chesterfield, is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday charged with manslaughter following the 26-year-old's death.

The trial is expected to last five days.

According to Derbyshire Constabulary, Mr Henchliffe was allegedly attacked outside the Pomegranate Theatre in Corporation Street, Chesterfield, between 4am and 4.30am on July 3 last year.

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Chris Henchliffe. Picture submitted by family.

Former soldier and father Mr Henchliffe, of Maynard Road, Chesterfield, was taken to hospital with serious head injuries and died nine days later.

Chris Henchliffe. Picture submitted by family.