Man dies following alleged town centre assault

Man charged with grevious bodily harm following alleged assault

By Desmond Pugh   |   Senior reporter and photographer   |
Friday 1st July 2022 5:19 pm
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A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent following the death of a 43-year-old Poole man.

19-year-old Morgan Wainewright of Mid Summer Way, Monmouth, appeared before Newport Crown Court on suspicion of an assault which took place in Monnow Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Andrew Nicholas, 43, from Poole, Dorset, was found unconscious in Monmouth at around 1.15am on Sunday June 26 but died from his injures on Thursday June 30.

Wainewright was remanded in custody after bail was refused.

Two other men arrested have been released, one on conditional bail, the other without charge.

Gwent Police issued the following statement:

Our officers attended along with Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics. The 43-year-old man was taken to hospital, however, died from his injuries on Thursday 30 June.

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Wilkie said:

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. His relatives are currently being supported by specialist officers.

“Our investigations continue, we encourage anyone with information which could assist the investigation to call 101, quoting log reference 2200213333 or send us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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