Man's death treated as murder

By David LennardPOLICE have launched a murder investigation following the death of a pensioner.Officers were first contacted by the ambulance service at about 9.

By David Lennard

POLICE have launched a murder investigation following the death of a pensioner.

Officers were first contacted by the ambulance service at about 9.50pm on July 2 and went to an address in Morton Road, Lowestoft, where they found a man with head and facial injuries.

The 68-year-old victim was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, but was later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. He died of his injuries there on Friday.


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A post-mortem examination was carried out by a Home Office pathologist on Tuesday. Suffolk police announced yesterday confirmed they were now treating the man's death as murder, but have refused to name the victim.

Two people - a 17-year-old youth and a 19-year-old man - were arrested in Leiston on July 3 on suspicion of wounding and causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident.

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The 17-year-old was subsequently charged with wounding and causing grievous bodily harm and appeared in court on July 5. He is due to reappear at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court on July 29.

The 19-year-old man was bailed to return to Lowestoft police station on August 24.

It is likely that both will be re-interviewed by police officers as part of the murder inquiry.

A spokesman for Suffolk police appealed for anyone with information about the murder to contact 01986 835100.

david.lennard@eadt.co.uk

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