A Church man died after a single punch to the head - and his 19-year-old cousin has been charged with his manslaughter.
Martin Maughan, of Norfolk Grove, was attacked as he walked along Queen Victoria Street in Blackburn at around 2am on Sunday July 25.
The 26-year-old fell to the ground and hit his head on the road.
Police were called to the scene where they found Mr Maughan unconscious in the street.
He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Blackburn Hospital where he died on Thursday July 29.
He had suffered a serious head injury and had been in a medically-induced coma. His family were by his bedside when he died.
Police arrested his 19-year-old cousin in connection with the incident.
Jason Reilly, of Morley Avenue, Blackburn, appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with manslaughter.
He was originally charged with Section 18 wounding with intent, but after Mr Maughan's death Reilly was re-arrested and charged with the more serious offence.
Reilly was sent on bail to Preston Crown Court. When he was bailed last week the magistrates imposed conditions of residence at an address in London, not to enter Lancashire and a surety of £2,000 to be paid to the court. He was re-bailed on the same conditions with a further surety of £3,000.
Both men are from the travelling community and Basharat Ditta, defending, said despite the death of Mr Maughan there was no animosity towards his client from the extended family of the victim