Seven in court over death of Rotherham dad Danny Dix

Seven in court over death of Rotherham dad Danny Dix

By Adele Forrest | 20/09/2019

Seven in court over death of Rotherham dad Danny Dix

SEVEN men have appeared in court charged in connection with the death of Munsbrough dad Danny Dix.

Four of the men pleaded guilty to affray — while three men, one of whom admitted affray, have denied manslaughter.

They appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today in connection with the death of the 38-year-old dad of one.

Mr Dix (pictured) was left critically injured following an assault which took place in Bridgegate in Rotherham town centre on Saturday, March 9.

He died in hospital a week later.

The four men who pleaded guilty to affray are:
Corey Andrews (25), of Tickhill Road, Maltby.
Sam Anscombe (28), of Walesby Lane, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.
Brady Stoner (23), of Nelson Road, Maltby
Josh Simpson (24), of Everson Close, Maltby.

The three men who entered not guilty pleas to manslaughter are:

Kyle Beech (26), of Landsbury Avenue, Maltby and Liam Green (22), of Rotherham Road, Maltby denied both manslaughter and affray, while Brock Playforth (25), of Ambleside Walk, North Anston, admitted affray but denied manslaughter.

Beech, Playforth and Green will stand trial in February.

Andrews, Anscombe, Stoner and Simpson are expected to be sentenced at the conclusion of the trial.

All the defendants were released on bail. 

The manslaughter accused will next appear before the Crown Court on December 20.