Gas blast: two are charged

TWO men have appeared in court charged with manslaughter in connection with a gas canister blast in Ravenshtorpe during the summer.

Father-of-five Timothy Donaghue, 35, received serious head injuries in the incident at Low Mills Lane on August 29.

Mr Donaghue, of Arncliffe Road, Healey, died later that day at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Matthew Dean, 24, and Phillip Jennings, 49, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday charged with his manslaughter.

Dean, of Ouzelwell Lane, Thornhill Lees, and Jennings, of Scafell Court, Hanging Heaton, were granted conditional bail until they return to the court on March 18 to enter their pleas.