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Derby pensioner death: CCTV footage released

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Image caption Police believe two men in CCTV footage may have seen fatal attack on pensioner in Derby

Police investigating the death of a pensioner have released CCTV footage to try and trace two people who may have seen the attack.

Melvyn Hargreaves, 71, was assaulted at the junction of Mercian Way and Gerard Street shortly after midnight on 2 January while walking with a friend.

Police said the CCTV footage is from Green Lane at 00:35 GMT the same night.

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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Samuel Watts, of Forman Street, Derby, was arrested on 2 January and charged on Sunday.

He appeared at the city's magistrates' court on Monday and will appear at crown court on 19 January.

Mr Hargreaves, of Rosengrave Street, Derby, died in hospital on Monday from head injuries.

Det Sgt Chris Waters said: "The CCTV images are unclear but we hope that the couple will recognise themselves or their friends may identify them."

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Image caption The attack happened at the junction of Gerard Street and Mercian Way in Derby

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