Man died after altercation at soup kitchen in Cork as Englishman appears in court charged with manslaughter

A MAN died after an altercation at a soup kitchen, a court heard.

James Duncan passed away six weeks after the incident in Patrick Street, Cork city.

Adrian Henry pictured at Cork City District Court

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Adrian Henry pictured at Cork City District CourtCredit: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Englishman Adrian Henry, 48, is charged with the manslaughter of Mr Duncan, 40, on September 12, 2019. James, from Knocknaheeny in the city, had been getting food when he was allegedly assaulted.

He was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where he died six weeks later.

At Cork ­District Court today, Det Garda Neil Walsh of Anglesea Street Station gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution and told the court Mr Henry replied “Not guilty” when the manslaughter charge was put to him.

Sgt John Kelleher said the DPP had directed that the matter be dealt by way of trial by ­indictment before a jury and jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

He applied for an adjournment until February 17.

Judge Olann Kelleher granted Mr Henry bail and remanded him on his own bond to appear again at Cork District Court, advising him that any breach could lead to him being detained in custody.

Cork, Ireland – The Sun