A MAN is due to appear in court charged with the manslaughter of another man outside a bar.

Dennie Griffiths, 26, of Paynters Mead, Basildon, has been summonsed to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on October 22 to answer a charge of manslaughter.

Jade Chambers, 23, of Hermitage Drive, Laindon, has been summonsed to the same court to answer a charge of assisting an offender.

It follows the death of Matthew Bion, 31, from Wickford, after he died of his injuries on August 27 last year.

His death followed a disturbance outside Reid’s bar in Laindon Road at around 1.15am on Sunday August 18.

A post-mortem examination recorded that he died as a result of head injuries.