Hereford & Worcester

Murder police in appeal to Alvechurch pub customers

Police were called to the Red Lion Inn in Alvechurch
Image caption John Parkinson died in hospital after an incident at the Red Lion Inn

Customers who left a public house in Worcestershire which was the scene of a fatal assault are being urged to contact police.

John Parkinson, 50, from Alvechurch, was attacked at the Red Lion Inn in the village on Saturday and died later in hospital.

Police who looked at CCTV footage said the customers who left were not in trouble but may have vital information.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody. A woman in her 20s who was arrested in connection with the same incident has been released on police bail.

The pub has been closed since the incident.

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