Murder investigation launched in Brixham

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A man has died following a serious assault in Brixham last week.

The man was was assaulted on Thursday 28th June outside The Three Elms on Drew Street.

The victim, a 49-year-old local man was taken to Derriford but passed away yesterday, Tuesday 3rd July.

Police in South Devon have now launched a murder investigation.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Lee Nattrass, said: “An initial assault happened on Thursday 28 June prior to midnight outside The Three Elms in Drew Street. We also believe that there was a further altercation outside the Crown and Anchor Pub on Brixham Quayside; this was the same night as the England versus Belgium World Cup football match.

“The victim, a 49-year-old local man, sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident. He subsequently died today, on Tuesday the 3 rd of July in Derriford Hospital and we have now launched a murder investigation.

“A full investigation is underway and we are asking that anyone who has any information that can assist with this enquiry, or if you were in Drew Street or Quayside area of Brixham that evening, makes themselves known to police.

“We believe there were a number of witnesses to these two altercations and it is vital that we speak to them.

“We have previously interviewed a man in his 20’s in connection to this incident, he has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

“Specialist liaison officers are supporting the family of the victim.”Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/057720/18.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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