Pensioner dies after attack at snooker hall

Pensioner dies after attack at snooker hall

The attack took place at a snooker hall (Stock image)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A pensioner has died after being punched to the ground in a snooker hall.

Patrick Redmond, aged 68, was assaulted in Riley's Snooker Hall in Hertford Place, Coventry, just before 11pm on Monday (February 27).

The victim, who was from the city's Coundon area, was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, however nothing could be done to save him and life support was switched off on Tuesday (February 28).

West Midlands Police says it has launched a murder investigation. A 37-year-old man who was first arrested on suspicion of wounding, has now been re-arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

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 inquiry 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."