A BRADFORD man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter more than five years after an incident that is alleged to have led to another man’s death.

Landon Smith, 21, of Hillam Street, off Southfield Lane, Canterbury, Bradford, appeared before a district judge at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Smith offered a no plea indication to the charge that he killed Craig Kaye, of Great Horton Road, Bradford.

Mr Kaye suffered serious injuries in the incident, which happened in Hollybank Road, Great Horton, as he walked home from a party in 2014, it was previously reported.

Mr Kaye was treated at Leeds General Infirmary, where he remained for several months before later going to live at a rehabilitation care centre.

The court heard that Mr Kaye had died in September, 2017.

Smith, wearing a black padded jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and an Adidas hooded top, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing yesterday morning.

Crown Prosecutor Charles MacRae told the court that Mr Kaye had died following an incident which occurred between August 31, 2014 and September 1, 2014.

Mr MacRae said: “Sadly Mr Kaye passed away in September 2017.

“After further medical evidence a decision has been made to charge Mr Smith with manslaughter.”

District Judge Geraldine Kelly told Smith the seriousness of the allegation made the sentencing powers of the magistrates court too limited if he was found guilty of the offence and said she was sending him to crown court to attend a pre-trial hearing.

District Judge Kelly granted Smith unconditional bail to appear for a pre-trial and preparation hearing on December 13 at Bradford Crown Court.