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Suspect denies manslaughter charge after death of man following alleged Chilwell street attack

A 39-year-old accused pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of a 75-year-old man who was reportedly attacked in the street.

James Gill, of Station Road, Arksey, Doncaster, was charged with manslaughter on January 6 in connection with the alleged incident and remanded in police custody.

At Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, February 4, he entered a not guilty plea to the manslaughter of Neil Robinson on December 16 last year.

A further hearing is planned on May 20, then his trial in the week of June 13.

Gill appeared over a video link from custody where he has been remanded as the case progresses through the court system.

At the time police were investigating reports that Mr Robinson was assaulted in Ranson Road, Chilwell, at around 12.20pm on December 16 last year.

He was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre and died six days later.

People of the local community offered their condolences and had described the news as ‘devastating’.

Detective Inspector Becky Hodgman had said: “This is an extremely difficult time for Mr Robinson’s family and they are being supported by our specialist trained officers.

“A significant investigation has been ongoing since the incident and I would like to thank witnesses who have come forward to assist our investigation.

“We urge anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to officers to get in touch if they witnessed the incident or know anything about the circumstances leading up to it.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 280 of December 16.

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