Murder victim is named by police

A MURDER victim who was discovered unconscious in a town centre alleyway has tonight been named by police.

A MURDER victim who was discovered unconscious in a town centre alleyway has tonight been named by police.

Bradley Baker, 31, from Sizewell in Leiston, was found unconscious with serious head injuries by police officers in Paradise Alley, off Norfolk Street, in Kings Lynn at 2.45am yesterday.

He was taken to the town's Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died as result of his injuries at 2pm, with his family beside him - 12 hours after he was found.

Norfolk police have launched a murder investigation.

A 24-year-old local man continues to be questioned on suspicion of murder after detectives obtained a Warrant of Further Detention from town magistrates earlier today.

A 26-year-old local man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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Three men, aged 26, 28 and 49, who were arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault have now been released without charge.

Mr Baker's family are currently being supported by police family liaison officers.

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

Earlier today, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Firm, who is leading the enquiry, 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.

“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.”

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