A 12-year-old boy is a murder suspect after a man in his 40s was assaulted outside a McDonald’s restaurant.The youngster was held on Sunday morning along with another youth aged 17, after the earlier arrests of two boys aged 16.
Police were first called shortly before 10.50pm on Wednesday to an assault, which reportedly began outside the McDonald’s on Warrington Street in the town centre of Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside.
A man in his 40s was found injured and was taken to hospital where he died in the early hours of Thursday.
The defendants appeared at Oldham Magistrates’ Court this morning; the youngest, who is accused of murdering Bradley Moore, pursed his lips at the end of the hearing and blew a kiss to his mother sitting in the public gallery. The case was referred to the Crown Court.