Man jailed over death of St Annes man

Friday, January 6, 2017

A man has been jailed for manslaughter following the death of a man in St Annes. Peter35149honeyman

Peter Honeyman, 20, of Heyhouses Lane, St Annes, was found guilty of the manslaughter of 37-year-old Jonathon Plum following a trial at Preston Crown Court and was today (January 6) sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment.

Detectives launched an investigation after Jonathon Plum was found on Wood Street in the early hours of July 24 last year. He had suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he sadly died the following day on July 25.

Enquiries revealed that he had been punched to the head once from behind, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.

Peter Honeyman was later arrested and charged in connection with his death.

DCI Richard McCutcheon of the Force Major Investigation Team said: “This is a tragic case which left Mr Plum (pictured below) with fatal injuries after he was punched once from behind by Peter Honeyman, causing him to fall and strike his head on the pavement. 

Jonathon Plum

"It demonstrates the devastating consequences that a single punch can have and my thoughts very much remain with Jonathon’s family and friends at this time.”

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