Adam Lovatt - Audlem man death

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a trial of two men charged with the manslaughter over the death of devoted Audlem dad Adam Lovatt.

Samuel Thorpe, 24, of Annions Lane, Wybunbury, and Nicholas Hill, 36, of Moorsfield Avenue, Audlem had been on trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

But following the 11-day hearing, the jury were unable to deliver a verdict and the judge discharged them.

A re-trial has been provisionally set for June 15 this year.

Mr Lovatt (pictured) was found with serious head injuries outside the Bridge Inn on Shropshire Street on May 25 2018 and died later in Royal Stoke Hospital.

The 45-year-old helped wife Clare run the Finefoodies Deli store in Audlem.

Anyone who has any information on the incident which happened in the early hours of 25 May in Audlem should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via

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