Man charged following fatal Swan Hill brawl

A SWAN Hill man has faced court today following the death of a man in Swan Hill last year.

The 57-year-old man has been charged with one count of negligent manslaughter.

He faced Bendigo Magistrates’ Court today.

The charge follows the death of 20-year-old Jesse Edwards after an alleged brawl at a licensed premises on Campbell Street on January 19, 2019.

Detectives from Swan Hill Crime Investigation Unit previously charged three men in relation to the incident.

The men were charged with a number of assault-related offences in October last year.

Victoria Police said as this matter is now before the court, it would be inappropriate for police to comment further.