A MAN has been charged with manslaughter after a 52-year-old grandfather died from injuries sustained in a bar fight.

Police received a report of an assault at Butlin’s holiday park in Bognor on June 14 and arrived to discover a fight which “involved several people”.

Michael Loughlin, 52, from Barton-le-Clay in Bedford, was punched in the head and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He later died of his injuries in hospital four days later.

Billy Mongey, 32, of Tooting Grove in Wandsworth, will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with manslaughter.

Following Mr Loughlin's death last year, his family paid tribute to him.

They said: "Mick was a beloved partner, father, granddad, brother and uncle. He was a man who deeply loved his family and his family loved, doted and depended upon him.

"We are all truly lost without this generous, kind and funny man. He was the person we all went to in times of confusion and he never failed to give the right advice."

Mr Loughlin's family said he was a dedicated supporter of Luton Town FC and had been "over the moon" at their promotion.

The family added: "To put it simply, Mick lived life to its fullest. He never missed an opportunity to try new things and he had so much to live for. He achieved a great deal in his life and had so much more he wanted to see and do.

"To find the right words to describe our loss is impossible. A piece of our hearts has been lost and can never be replaced.

"We will carry our memories of him in our hearts forever."