Murder investigation launched after pensioner dies after attack at Kirkby-in-Ashfield home
A MURDER investigation has been launched after the death of a man in Kirkby-in Ashfield.
The victim, who was in his 70s, was attacked at his home in Cornerpin Drive at 9pm on Sunday. He collapsed and later died at hospital.
A Home Office postmortem examination was inconclusive as to the exact cause of death.
But it showed that he had an aneurism, caused by the assault.
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Detectives believe a white man, of medium to heavy build, wearing dark clothing with a black hat or hood and a sleeveless, yellow high-visibility jacket, might have been involved in the assault. DCI Tony Heydon said: "We are still trying to establish the facts of what happened but it seems the victim was attacked in his home by a lone offender. "
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