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Murder probe after Wednesfield pub attack man dies

The Boat Pub Wednesfield Image copyright Google
Image caption Police say the 50-year-old man suffered a serious head injury in the beer garden or smoking area of The Boat pub

A man attacked outside a pub on New Year's Eve has died, sparking a murder investigation.

The 50-year-old died in hospital after suffering a head injury at The Boat in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.

He walked to the Royal Tiger pub on High Street where an ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and bailed. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

The attack happened "in the beer garden or smoking area of The Boat pub in Church Street at around 22:30 GMT on 31 December" a statement from West Midlands Police said.

Det Insp Ian Iliffe said: "The pub would have been busy with people out to celebrate the start of the new year and we need any witnesses to come forward as soon as possible."

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