Police have charged a person in connection to a death of a man in Bodmin at the weekend.

They were called following an altercation at a property on Wallace Road, Bodmin, in the early hours of Sunday 23 July, where one man sustained a serious injury.

18-year-old Lucas Clive David Underwood from Bodmin [pictured below] was taken to hospital by a member of the public, but later sadly died of his injuries in the car park of Bodmin Hospital.

Lucas Underwood

The family of Lucas Underwood have laid flowers in his memory at Bodmin Hospital near to where he died. They have asked for tributes and flowers from friends and loved ones to also be placed there. The family of Lucas have also asked for privacy at this time as they come to terms with their loss.

A 17-year-old male from Bodmin, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder.

He has been remanded into custody and is due to appear at Truro Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 26 July. Three men who were arrested in connection to this matter have been bailed to return on Tuesday 17 October, pending further enquiries.

A reminder to everyone of the law surrounding this matter

Any suspect under the age of 18 is by law not allowed to be identified.

These rules also apply to members of the public and includes information posted via social media.

This may be seen as interfering with a live investigation and an active criminal trial, and therefore could see those who do not adhere found in contempt of court.

This means that they would find themselves called before a judge and landed with a criminal record.

We therefore remind the public that it is vital that they do not speculate on the identity of the suspect in this case.