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Man dies after alleged hotel assault in Bedford

Grafton Hotel Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption The alleged altercation happened in the bar area of The Grafton Hotel

A man has died following an alleged assault at a hotel in Bedford.

The 48-year-old was taken to hospital after an altercation at The Grafton Hotel in Midland Road at 23:30 GMT on Saturday.

He died several hours later and an investigation into his death has been launched, Bedfordshire Police said.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody. Witnesses to the incident in the bar area of the hotel are asked to contact the force.

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Image caption Several football matches had been shown at the hotel during the day

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