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Man, 60, dies after being beaten up in Barnsley town centre as man, 38, charged with GBH


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A man who tragically died after being attacked in Barnsley town centre has been named by police.

Graham Linstead, 60, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition following the assault in Pitt Street West on September 4.

He sadly died a few days later on September 8 as a result of his injuries.

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A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at 10.30pm that evening to reports a man had been attacked on Pitt Street West.

“Emergency services attended and Graham was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but sadly died on Wednesday, September 8 as a result of his injuries.”

A 38-year-old man was arrested shortly after the attack and later charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.

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Ricky Braithwaite, 38, of Newton Street, Barnsley, was bailed to next appear before court on October 5.

Anyone who witnessed the assault, or who has information that could assist with enquiries, is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 1048 of September 5.

You can also report information via South Yorkshire Police’s new online portal or anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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