Man attacked in Wednesfield dies in hospital
January 3, 2016, 2:04 pm
A man who was attacked at a pub in Wednesfield on New Yearâ€™s Eve died in hospital last night (2 January).
Detectives have now launched a murder investigation after the 50-year-old suffered a serious head injury in the beer garden or smoking area of The Boat pub in Church Street at around 10.30pm on 31 December.
He made his way to High Street pub The Royal Tiger just a short walk away where he asked staff for help; ambulance crew were called and the man was taken to hospital where he was in a critical condition before passing away last night.
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Officers have been following several lines of enquiry and arrested a 22-year-old man yesterday. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe is continuing to urge anyone who was in the pub on the night to get in touch.
He said: â€œThe pub would have been busy with people out to celebrate the start of the new year and we need any witnesses to come forward as soon as possible.
â€œIf you were in The Boat pub between 10pm and 11pm and saw anything that could help our investigation please dial 101.â€
Alternatively anyone with information can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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