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Murder Investigation - incident in Chichester

A murder investigation has been launched following an incident outside The Dolphin and Anchor Public House, West Street, Chichester on Thursday 20th June 2024. A 57 year old man from South Yorkshire sustained serious injuries and sadly pronounced deceased at the scene


Details of Incident

A murder investigation has been launched following an assault at a pub in Chichester.

Officers responded to the incident at The Dolphin and Anchor, in West Street, about 11pm on Thursday 20 June.

A 57-year-old man from South Yorkshire sustained serious head injuries. Despite the best efforts of police and paramedics who commenced CPR, he was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 30-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 42-year-old man from County Durham was arrested on suspicion of affray. Both remain in police custody.

A third man suspected of affray has been identified but remains outstanding, and efforts to locate him are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Suzanne Joseph, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “This incident led to the tragic death of a 57-year-old man, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

“It happened in a busy pub in the city centre, and we’re urging anyone with information to come forward as we seek to establish the exact circumstances.

“If you saw what happened, or if you captured any relevant mobile or CCTV footage, please contact us.

 

Contact Information

If you have any information which could help the investigation please report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Arunside.

 

Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111, or through their Anonymous Online Form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/