TWO teenagers face charges of manslaughter and robbery in connection with the 'unexplained' death of a man in July.

Samuel O'Brien died of his injuries after he was found on Southampton Street at around 4am.

Police and paramedics were sent to the town centre in the early hours of the morning after he was seen slumped on the pavement on July 2.

The 31-year-old, of Blandford Road, Whitley, was identified by a coroner ahead of his inquest and Thames Valley Police has since confirmed two teenagers have been charged in connection with the incident.

A spokesman said: "Two men have been charged with manslaughter in connection with an unexplained death in Reading.

"Abi Shidane, aged 18, of Crest Gardens, Ruislip and Ide Faysal, aged 18, of Poplar Place, Hayes, Hillingdon were charged with manslaughter and robbery on 2 September.

"They appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on September 4 and have been remanded to appear at Reading Crown Court on October 23, 2017.

"The charges are in connection with the unexplained death of a man in his thirties, who was found seriously injured in Southampton Street, Reading on July 2.

"Sadly, he subsequently died."

At the time, investigating officers were not treating the death as suspicious.

Emergency services were called to Southampton Street, but O'Brien was declared dead at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours at the junction with Pell Street down to The Oracle.

The date for his inquest has not yet been confirmed.