New appeal over mysterious death

A 48-YEAR-OLD man who collapsed and died days after he was involved in an "altercation" in Aldeburgh had suffered a head injury, post-mortem tests revealed.

POLICE said tonight they were carrying out further investigations into the mysterious death of a 48-year-old man in Aldeburgh.

They said the man had suffered a head injury following an “altercation” in the town last week - but the death is still being treated as “unexplained”.

The man, who has not yet been named, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge yesterday after collapsing in the street on Saturday.

It is thought he was involved in an altercation in the Saxmundham Road area of Aldeburgh on March 17.

He returned home and told his family what had happened, but the incident was not reported to police officers and he did not seek medical help.

Post-mortem results showed he had suffered a head injury, though the exact nature of how it occurred is unknown.

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A Suffolk police spokesman said tonight: “Police are working to build a fuller picture of what happened between the evening of Monday March 17 and Saturday March 22, when the 48-year-old collapsed in the street.

“Detectives are asking anyone who was out in Aldeburgh between 6pm and 9.30pm on Monday 17 March, or anyone who may have seen him collapse on March 22 to call Leiston CID on 01473 613500.”

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