Boy of 12 among four on murder charge after town centre assault in the UK

Boy of 12 among four on murder charge after town centre assault in the UK

A 12-year-old boy is among four people charged with murder after the death of a man who was assaulted in a town centre.

The boys - aged 12, 16, 16 and 17 - who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Oldham Magistrates' Court on Monday, Greater Manchester Police said.

Police were first called shortly before 10.50pm last Wednesday to an assault, which reportedly began outside the McDonald's in Warrington Street in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.

Officers attended and discovered an injured man in his 40s who was taken to hospital, where he died in the early hours of Thursday.

Formal identification of the victim is yet to take place.

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