Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service detectives have this evening charged a man with the manslaughter of Jonathan Palgrave.
Officers were called to The Clifton Hotel on Fishergate Hill, Preston at 8.20pm on Sunday, May 20th following a report that a man had collapsed.
Mr Palgrave, 35, of Preston was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where he sadly later died.
Enquiries revealed that two days before his death, Mr Palgrave had been assaulted and suffered a head injury.
Paul Ellerker, 30, of The Clifton Hotel, was originally arrested on suspicion of murder on May 23rd and has today (Monday, June 18th) been charged with manslaughter.
He is due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Tuesday, June 19th).