Stuart Smith assault death: Four arrests at Anfield stadium

Back Colquitt Street
Image caption Stuart Smith was found on Back Colquitt Street

Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder inside Anfield stadium as they watched the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal.

They were picked up on suspicion of murder after a man died following an assault in Liverpool city centre.

Stuart Smith, 33, from London, was found on Back Colquitt Street at about 02:45 BST on Sunday. He died in hospital a short time later.

Four men, aged between 27 and 39 from London, are being quizzed by police.

Merseyside Police confirmed the arrests took place during the football match.

Detectives do not believe the victim knew the men who have been arrested.

Merseyside Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers are particularly keen to trace a man who may have captured part of the assault on his mobile phone camera.

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