Pub landlord charged with manslaughter

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A pub landlord has appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court charged with the manslaughter of a Halifax man.

Shaun McBride, 31, of Rochdale Road, Halifax, spoke only to confirm his name and address in the dock.

He has been charged with unlawful killing of 50-year-old Andrew McGow following a fire at the Wellington Inn, Pye Nest, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The fire, which completely destroyed the downstairs of the pub, started at 2.21am.

Firefighters from Halifax, Illingworth and Elland stations were mobilised and rescued Mr McGow.

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield but later died of his injuries.

Mr McBride, who stood in the dock wearing a grey sweatshirt, was remanded in custody until June 19 where he will appear at Bradford Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.