A MAN has been charged with murder following the death of a man in hospital following an alleged assault near a Neath nightclub. 

Matthew Thomas, 47, from Neath died in hospital on Saturday morning where he had been in a critical condition since being admitted on Friday, July 15. 

South Wales Police has said Daniel Pickering, who is 34 and from Hampshire, has been charged with murder and will appear before Swansea Magistrates Court on Monday. 

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Detectives are continuing their appeal for anybody who may have information to come forward. 

They say they would like to speak to anybody who may have been inside or outside the Arch Bar and Nightclub at around 00:50hrs on July 15, to make contact with officers if they have not already. 

The force said Mr Thomas’ family are being supported by specially trained officers. 

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