Three on trial for manslaughter over the death of Rotherham United fan Danny Dix

Three on trial for manslaughter over the death of Rotherham United fan Danny Dix

By David Parker | 26/02/2020

Three on trial for manslaughter over the death of Rotherham United fan Danny Dix
Danny Dix

THREE men have gone on trial accused of the manslaughter of Munsbrough dad Danny Dix (pictured).

Kyle Beech (27), of Landsbury Avenue, Maltby, Liam Green (23), of Rotherham Road, Maltby, and Brock Playforth (25), of Ambleside Walk, North Anston, are accused of killing the 38-year-old dad of one by assaulting him on Bridgegate in Rotherham town centre on Saturday, March 9 last year.

Mr Dix was left critically injured in the assault and died a week later.

Beech, Green and Playforth are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court, where they all deny manslaughter.

Green and Playforth have admitted affray in connection with the death, along with Corey Andrews (25), of Tickhill Road, Maltby, Sam Anscombe (29), of Walesby Lane, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, Brady Stoner (24), of Nelson Road, Maltby, and Josh Simpson (25), of Everson Close, Maltby.

They are all due to be sentenced for affray at the end of the trial.

Beech has pleaded not guilty to the same charge of affray.

Playforth has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent for an alleged assault on Tyrone Wilkinson on Bridgegate, around the same time as the incident in which Mr Dix was fatally injured.

The trial continues.



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