Killing charge in takeaway incident

Police officers outside Chicken Express on Caunce Street, Blackpool
Police officers outside Chicken Express on Caunce Street, Blackpool

A BLACKPOOL man has been charged with manslaughter following a serious assault at a Blackpool takeaway.

Ricky Guest-Binns, 44, from Poulton, died in hospital after the incident at Chicken Express, on Caunce Street, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Last night, police charged 23-year-old Allan Glenny, of Clinton Avenue, Blackpool, with manslaughter.

Assault

He is also facing a separate charge of common assault relating to a second incident which allegedly took place on nearby Milbourne Street later that night.

Glenny was remanded in custody and was due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene at around 1am on Saturday after receiving reports Mr Guest-Binns had been assaulted.

But he sadly lost his fight for life a short time later at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

the investigation, said: “This is a tragic loss of life.

“We believe the answers lie in the local area – someone out there has the answers we are looking for and we would urge them to come forward and do the right thing by contacting police. In particular, I am appealing to any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police who may have been in the area at the time.

“This includes people in or on the streets surrounding the takeaway, particularly Caunce Street, King Street and Milbourne Street and any taxi drivers who may have been approached in similar areas around the specified times.”

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.