Man, 36, dies after suspected assault in Walker - three men arrested

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A 36-year-old man has passed away in hospital five days after the suspected assault last weekend.

A man who sustained serious injuries in a suspected assault in Walker last weekend has now died in hospital. A third man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Emergency services attended an address on Jubilee Terrace shortly after 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 15 where a man had been found with a serious injury to his head. The 36-year-old was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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The victim had been fighting for his life last week, but sadly passed away in hospital on Friday, October 21.

As part of the investigation, three men, aged 36, 36 and 57, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. All three men have now been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

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Detectives are again appealing to the public for information and urging any witnesses yet to come forward to get in touch with police.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Barr, leading the investigation, said: “This has been an incredibly sad incident which has resulted in the tragic death of a man. Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this sad time and they have asked that their privacy be respected while they begin to try to process what has happened.

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“We have a dedicated team conducting CCTV enquiries and speaking with residents in the area. We’re also urging anyone yet to speak to us, who may have seen something suspicious in the area around that time, to do so. Your information may seem small, but it could be a vital piece of evidence needed to help our investigation – don’t hesitate.”

Anyone who can assist officers is asked to contact police by visiting the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20221015-0546.