Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent murder inquiry following assault

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man died in hospital, a week after an attack.

Stephen Jeffries, 55, from Bolberry Close, Stoke-on-Trent was taken to hospital with head injuries on 28 March after reports of an assault, police said.

He died on Saturday.

Staffordshire Police said a 34-year-old man had already been charged with grievous bodily harm.

The force said it would be "reviewing all the evidence gathered in the initial investigation and we will be working closely with colleagues at the Crown Prosecution Service".

Officers said a post mortem examination had been carried out and further tests were expected to take place in due course.

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