Man charged with murder

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A 40-year-old will appear in court on Friday morning charged with murder after a man died in hospital.

Christopher Kearns, from Marine Road East, Morecambe will appear before Lancaster Magistrates’ Court.

He is charged in connection with an alleged incident in the Queen Street area of Morecambe on November 5 in which Paul Ormerod, 55, from Lancaster, was left injured.

Mr Ormerod died overnight between Wednesday night and yesterday morning, police said.

Specialist officers are supporting his family, a police spokesman said.