Barnsley Man Sentenced For Manslaughter

A man has been jailed for the manslaughter of a Barnsley dad, who died from a brain haemorrhage after being attacked.

27 year old James Walker, from Kexbrough in Barnsley, has been given an eight-year sentence including four years in prison and four years on extended licence for the manslaughter of Alan Cartwright.

He has also been sentenced for a separate unconnected offence of assault which happened in June 2011.

Police were called to Mr Cartwright’s home in Mapplewell, Barnsley, after his body was found by his daughter.

The court heard that Mr Cartwright had suffered a brain haemorrhage,

which caused his death, but it was brought on by a head injury, inflicted by James Walker.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Middleton, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: “Today a violent man has been convicted and sent to prison. Sadly, on this occasion his actions led to the untimely death of Mr Cartwright. 

“We offer our deepest condolences to Mr Cartwright's family and will continue to offer support to them wherever we can.”