Man accused of manslaughter appeared at court

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A man has appeared at Chesterfield magistrates’ court charged with manslaughter after he allegedly struck a colleague with a fatal punch following a day at work.

The court heard on Monday how Grzegorz Betleja, 28, of Nursery Avenue, Sutton-in-Ashfield, allegedly punched 39-year-old Jacek Golubek just after 5pm, on Friday.

Prosecuting solicitor Angela Hadfield said the defendant and deceased were Polish national, agency workers based at Wanzl, on Sawpit Lane industrial estate, Tibshelf.

She claimed there had been a dispute and Mr Betleja allegedly punched Mr Golubek on a grass bank near the entrance to the estate.

Mr Golubek suffered a brain injury and was pronounced clinically dead on March 22, according to Mrs Hadfield.

Betleja has not yet entered a plea and the case has been adjourned until an expected hearing at Nottingham Crown Court, on April 7.