18th Jan, 2019

Man dies in hospital following city centre snooker hall assault

A MAN has died after being assaulted in a Coventry snooker hall on Monday night (February 27).

Patrick Redmond, aged 68 from Coundon, was punched to the floor in Riley’s Snooker Hall just before 11pm and was taken to hospital with a serious head injury.

Nothing could be done to save him and his life support was switched off yesterday (February 28).

A 37-year-old man from Radford was arrested on suspicion of wounding and has now been re-arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Ed Foster said: “This is a tragic case and our sympathies go to the family of the victim.

“We are in the early stages of our enquiry and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to a police officer to get in touch with us on 101.”

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