BREAKING: Two arrested in connection with Kirkby-in-Ashfield death
TWO people have been arrested in connection with the death of Colin Hall, 76, in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
The men, aged 37 and 38, were arrested in Hucknall on Tuesday afternoon.
They have been taken to Mansfield Police Station for questioning.
Mr Hall died after a disturbance at his home in Cornerpin Drive.
He was attacked in his home at around 9pm on Sunday 10 February. He collapsed and later died in hospital.
Detectives would still like to hear from anyone who knew Mr Hall or was in the area at around 9pm.
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.”
A Home Office post-mortem examination was inconclusive as to the exact cause of death, however it has shown that he sustained an aneurism, caused by the assault.
Detectives want to hear from anyone who saw 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.
DCI Tony Heydon, who is leading the investigation, said: "Think back to Sunday night, did you see anything unusual? We need to speak to anyone who may have spotted somebody acting strangely, perhaps running, or saw a man in a distinctive high-visibility jacket. Please get in touch with us.
"The family are devastated by what happened to Mr Hall and are being supported by our family liaison officers."
If you have any information, call the incident room on 01623 483953, Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.