Alfreton murder probe: Victim named as Robert Chaplin

Robert Chaplin Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Social media tributes described Robert Chaplin as a "funny, caring man"

A man who died after an assault in a Derbyshire park has been named.

Robert Chaplin, 49, was found in a critical condition in Alfreton Park on Thursday night and died in hospital the next day.

Police said Mr Chaplin was injured after being punched.

An 18-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder last week, has been released on police bail. Officers appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

The news prompted a number of tributes on social media, with Rebecca Otwell describing Mr Chaplin as a "funny, caring man".

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