Murder investigation launched as man dies after alleged Teesside pub assault

Cleveland Police have launched a murder inquiry following a man’s death after a reported assault in a Teesside pub.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 08:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 08:06 am
The Roundel. Picture from Google Images

Police were called to The Roundel pub, in Mitchell Avenue, Thornaby, at around 9.15pm last night, Tuesday, September 17, following a report that a man had been assaulted.

The man was taken by ambulance to James Cook Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A police statement said: “A murder investigation has been launched and two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“They remain in police custody.

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“A cordon has been put in place and officers remain at the scene. Investigations are at an early stage as detectives work to piece together what happened.

“Officers have spoken to a number of people in the pub but are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

“People can provide information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”