Brighton doorstep attack victim identified as Christopher McLean

Police officer outside murdered man's house
Image caption Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack at Christopher McLean's flat on Friday

A 65-year-old man who died after being assaulted while answering the door to his flat in Brighton has been named.

Police said the attack on Christopher McLean, known as "Mac", happened at the flat at Caledonian Court between 20:00 and 20:30 GMT on Friday.

Mr McLean's partner called an ambulance two hours later and told police he had been attacked by two men.

Officers have begun a murder inquiry. They said no weapons had been used in the attack.

Det Ch Insp Nick May, from Surrey and Sussex major crime team, said two men had "barged into" the home and a fight had broken out.

He said the men may have been seen shortly after the attack running through Caledonian Court.

He added: "An ambulance was called at about 10pm as the victim was feeling unwell. He sadly died soon after."

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