Man charged with manslaughter after Wisbech death

A MAN has been charged in connection with the death of 49-year-old Peter Kofie.

John Anthony Muffett appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (August 14) with manslaughter.

The 33-year-old, of Pickards Way, Wisbech, was charged on Friday (August 13) evening after police appealed for people who saw the assault in Norwich Road to come forward with information.

He has now been remanded in custody until Wednesday (August 18).

Mr Kofie had been with friends at a house in the town on Sunday (August 8) when he said he was leaving to go and listen to a live band at Wisbech’s Five Bells pub.

But as he made his way into Churchill Road wearing flip-flops, a t-shirt and shorts, he was confronted and punched. He was attacked again when he tried to flee.

He was found unconscious in Norwich Road and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, where he later died.

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Police believe there were a number of people near the pub at the time who may have seen what happened.

Day before he was murdered, Mr Kofie wrote on his Facebook that “if I’m alive it’s another day”.

Relatives of Mr Kofie have since paid tribute ho him on the Wisbech Standard website.

Stuart Kofie wrote: “Love you always” whereas Shelley Kofie said: “RIP Pete, you will be sadly missed by us all.”