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Manslaughter charge follows death of David Kochs in Jesmond, Newcastle
POLICE have charged a 45-year-old man with the manslaughter of Gateshead man David Kochs in Jesmond, Newcastle in March.
Kirk Franklin Thompson, also 45, of Reivers Gate, Longhorsley (CORR), was also charged with unlawful wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of a Class A controlled drug.
He is to appear before Newcastle Magistrates on Saturday.
A 40-year-old man also arrested in connection with the death is currently on police bail.