Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a 65-year-old died following an alleged assault.

Melvin Murphy (25861575)

The 50-year-old suspect was first arrested on suspicion of grave and criminal assault following the incident, which happened in the area of Springfield Stadium on Saturday night.

The alleged victim, who has been named by the police as Melvin Christopher Murphy, died in hospital late on Sunday and the suspect was re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

In a statement, the States police said that the men, who were known to each other, were seen arguing in the entrance of the Robin Hood pub earlier in the evening.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened between 10.30pm and 11.30pm, or has dash-cam footage or CCTV images, is being asked to phone the States police on 612612 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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