2 men charged with manslaughter following assault

(Last Updated On: May 13, 2014)

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Two men have been charged with manslaughter following an assault in Exeter over the weekend.

27 year old, Joseph Wake was taken to Derriford hospital with serious head injuries but sadly died.

Craig Melhuish, aged 38, and Colin Smith, aged 34,  are due to appear at Exeter Magistrates Court this morning (12th May 2014).

A 34 year-old woman from Exeter and a 41 year-old man from Exeter have both been released on police bail until August while investigations continue.

DCI Steve Parker, who is leading the investigation said,
‘This is a tragic incident and our thoughts go out to the family at what is a terrible time for them. I would ask anyone who saw, or has any information about the incident to call 101 and quote log 986 100414 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111’


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