Unexplained death, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police are appealing for information following the unexplained death of a man after a suspected assault in Launceston.

The 48-year-old died on 1 October in hospital where he was being treated for head injuries sustained a week earlier.

It is believed he was assaulted in the street in Launceston – somewhere between the New Market Inn pub and Nicolls Tenements – on the evening of Friday 24 September.

The incident happened between 7pm and 8.15pm and officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with CCTV of the area to come forward. The white male victim may have been walking with the aid of a crutch or walking stick at the time.

The man’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.

A 55-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody at this time.

Call police with information on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting reference CR/083491/21.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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