Murder probe after attack victim dies

A MURDER inquiry was launched today after a Suffolk man who was assaulted in a Norfolk town died of his injuries.

A MURDER inquiry was launched today after a Suffolk man who was assaulted in a Norfolk town died of his injuries.

The 31-year-old victim, from Leiston, was found with serious head injuries by police officers in King's Lynn's Paradise Alley at 2.45am yesterday.

He was taken to the town's Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died with his family beside him yesterday afternoon.

Three men, aged 26, 28 and 29, who were arrested close to the scene of the incident on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, remain in police custody. They are now being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Two men, aged 21 and 24, who were also arrested in connection with the assault, are also being held on suspicion of murder.

Detective chief inspector Neil Firm, who is leading the investigation, said: “Despite the best possible treatment, the man sadly died from his injuries in hospital yesterday afternoon and what was initially an assault inquiry has turned into a murder investigation.

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“We know the victim spent some of the evening prior to the assault in Chicago Rock Café in Norfolk Street and then visited a take-away.

“We are urging anyone with information which may help our enquiries or who witnessed the incident or anyone fleeing the scene to contact us at the earliest opportunity.”

Police family liaison officers are currently supporting the victim's family.

A Home Office post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.

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