Judge bails St Annes manslaughter suspect

Jonathon Plum
Jonathon Plum

A man accused of the manslaughter of a St Annes man who suffered serious head injuries in a late night assault, has been granted bail by a crown court judge.

Peter Honeyman, 20, of Heyhouses Lane, St Annes entered no plea to the charge when he appeared for a preliminary hearing before Preston Crown Court.

Jonathon James Plum, 37, of Sandgate, St Annes, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital in the early hours of Sunday following the incident in the resort’s Wood Street, but died on Monday evening.

Honeyman was arrested initially for assault, and re-arrested for manslaughter, before appearing at Blackpool Magistrates Court last week for commital to the higher court.

He will next appear for a plea and case management hearing on August 31 at the Crown Court.

It’s expected a three-week trial will take place on January 3.