Alleged killer appears in court charged with manslaughter of pensioner

A man has appeared in magistrates court charged with manslaughter following the death of a pensioner in St Martins near Oswestry.

Police and forensic vans in St Martins
Police and forensic vans in St Martins

Ashley Sumner, 31, of Berwyn View, Ellesmere, is charged with manslaughter, taking a car without consent and driving a motor vehicle not in accordance with a licence.

The offences are said to have happened on September 6.

Sumner was remanded in custody by Kidderminster magistrates to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on October 11.

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