Police launch murder enquiry after man dies in Sedgley

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man suffered fatal head injuries at a pub in Sedgley last night.

Officers were called to reports of a fight at The Clifton pub in Bull Ring at just before midnight. Sadly despite the efforts of emergency crews the 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers as our enquiries continue today.

A forensic search is being carried out at the scene and officers are reviewing CCTV from the area which allegedly shows a group of men assaulting a man near the taxi rank.

He managed to escape and ran to the pub. It’s believed the group then attacked a second male who was helped by the pub's door staff when the attackers fled.

Sadly he is believed to have died on his way to hospital.

Police have spoken with a number of witnesses but would urge anyone who may have information to get in contact. Det Insp Laura Harrison, of Force CID, said:

"Our thoughts are with the family of this young man who has sadly lost his life. We are in the early stages of our investigations but we understand he may have tried to intervene in a fight when he was fatally injured.

"I believe the community of Sedgley will respond as we appeal for anyone we have not yet spoken with and who may information about what happened last night to get in touch with us."

Temporary Superintendent Jason Anderson, of the Dudley Neighbourhood team added:

"Neighbourhood officers from Dudley will be patrolling the area over the coming days to provide reassurance and visibility to our communities who will have been affected by this incident." 

Anyone with any information can contact officers via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101. To remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote crime number 20DY/194445N/20.


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