THE family of a Poulton man who died after violence broke out at a Blackpool takeaway today revealed their shock at his death.
Ricky Guest-Binns was rushed to hospital after the incident at Chicken Express, on Caunce Street, in the early hours of Saturday. Police and ambulance crews attended at around 1am but the 44-year-old sadly lost his fight for life a short time later at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
His mother, Valerie Guest-Binns, from Marton, said the family had been in shock since hearing the news.
She said: “The fact that has lost his life in this way is absolutely tragic.
“He was still so young and myself and other family members are still in shock and trying to come to terms with what has happened.”
Allan Glenny, 23, of Clinton Avenue, Blackpool, appeared at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning charged with manslaughter.
He also faces a separate charge of common assault relating to a second incident which allegedly took place on nearby Milbourne Street later that night.
Glenny was released on bail and will appear at Preston Crown Court on May 31.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses as they try to piece together what happened during the incident.
Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.