Two arrests during murder inquiry in Kirkby

TWO men have been arrested in a murder investigation launched after the death of a man in Kirkby.

The victim, Colin Hall, who was 76, was attacked at his home in Cornerpin Drive around 9pm on Sunday night, 10th February. He collapsed and later died at hospital.

A Home Office post-mortem examination has been inconclusive as to the exact cause of death, however it has shown that the Mr Hall sustained an aneurism, caused by the assault.

The two suspects, aged 37 and 38, were arrested in Hucknall this afternoon, Tuesday 12th February.

They have been taken to Mansfield Police Station for questioning.

Detectives would still like to hear from anyone who knew Mr Hall or was in the area at around 9pm on Sunday, escpeially a white man, of medium to heavy build, wearing dark clothing with a black hat or hood and a sleeveless, yellow high-visibility jacket in the area at the time.

DI Mat Healey said: “This is a major and fast-moving inquiry, two arrests have been made, however, I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything to get in touch with us in the incident room.”

DCI Tony Heydon, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are still trying to establish the facts of what happened here, but it seems the victim was attacked in his home by a lone offender.

“The victim collapsed shortly afterwards and died at hospital.

“Did you see anyone in a high visibility jacket around 9pm on Sunday? If so, we need to hear from you.”

If you have any information, call the incident room on 01623 483953, Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.