Nottingham

Kirkby-in-Ashfield attack: Police name victim as Colin Hall

Colin Hall
Image caption Police said Mr Hall's family were devastated by what had happened

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man who died following an attack at his Nottinghamshire home.

Colin Hall, 76, was attacked in his house in Cornerpin Drive, Kirkby-in-Ashfield at about 21:00 GMT on Sunday. He died later in hospital.

The men, aged 37 and 38, were arrested in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, on Tuesday afternoon.

They were taken to Mansfield police station for questioning.

A post-mortem examination into the cause of Mr Hall's death was inconclusive, but showed that he had sustained an aneurism caused by the assault.

Detectives said they wanted to hear from anyone who knew Mr Hall or saw a man they would like to speak to who was in the area at the time of the incident.

He is described as white, of medium to heavy build, wearing dark clothing with a black hat or hood and a sleeveless, yellow high-visibility jacket.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We need to speak to anyone who may have spotted somebody acting strangely, perhaps running, or saw a man in a distinctive high-visibility jacket.

"The family are devastated by what happened to Mr Hall and are being supported by our family liaison officers."

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