A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with manslaughter after another boy was killed with an airgun pellet.
Mitchel Picken died two days after he was shot
Mitchel Picken, 12, was shot in the eye with a pellet in Stockton Brook in Stoke-on-Trent on 17 August. He died two days later.
The charged boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will return to court in Stoke-on-Trent next month.
A 45-year-old man who was quizzed about supplying an airgun to a youth is due to answer police bail on 30 September.
Mitchel, from Baddeley Green Lane in Baddeley Green, was a pupil at Holden Lane High School in Sneyd Green, a Port Vale fan, and a keen sports player.