Nottingham

Kirkby-in-Ashfield attack: Police release pair over Colin Hall

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

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a man who died following an attack at his Nottinghamshire home have been released without charge.

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

Officers said they were looking for a man in the area wearing a sleeveless, yellow high-visibility jacket.

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

Nottinghamshire police said money may have been the motive for the fatal attack on Mr Hall.

A post-mortem examination into the exact cause of his death was inconclusive, but it showed he had sustained an aneurysm, caused by the assault.

Detectives said they believed the suspect was white, of medium to heavy build, and was wearing dark clothing with a black hat or hood and a sleeveless, yellow high-visibility jacket.

Det Insp Mat Healey said: "The person who did this is still out there and while the public response to our appeals has been fantastic, we still want to talk to anyone who saw anything unusual in the area ."

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