Arrest Made After Wisbech Murder

12 August 2010, 10:43 | Updated: 17 August 2010, 11:30

A man has been charged with manslaughter, following the death of a man from Wisbech.

33-year-old John Anthony Muffett, from Pickards Way in Wisbech, was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in the town at about 7am on Thursday the 12th of August and taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

He appeared at Peterborough Magistrates Court on Saturday morning, and has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates in Wisbech on Wednesday.

It's after Peter Kofie, 49, was discovered by police officers on patrol in Norwich Road at just after 9pm on Sunday, August the 8th.

He had been assaulted, suffering a rupture to the artery in his neck, and died a short while after being taken to hospital in Kings Lynn by paramedics.

Detectives investigating the attack say Mr Kofie was with friends at a party in Norwich Road on Sunday evening, then left, saying he was going to listen to some live music at the nearby Five Bells pub.

Wearing flip-flops, a T-shirt and shorts, he walked towards Churchill Road and was attacked as he turned into Norwich Road.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact DCI Barr on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.