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Second man held over Brighton flat death bailed

Police officer outside murdered man's house
Image caption Christopher McLean was attacked by two men who barged into his flat after he answered the door

A second man has been arrested by police investigating the death of a man who was attacked in his Brighton home.

Christopher McLean, 65, was assaulted by two men who barged into his Caledonian Crescent flat on 6 January.

Nearly two hours later Mr McLean began to feel unwell and died soon afterwards. A post-mortem examination showed the cause was heart disease.

Police said a 45-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and robbery and bailed until 1 March.

A 40-year-old man held on 12 January in connection with the death of the father-of-four was freed on police bail until 29 February.

Mr McLean, who was known as Mac, answered the door to the suspects between 20:00 and 20:30 GMT.

The men confronted him, barged into his flat and a fight broke out, police said.

Following the post-mortem examination, officers said further tests were being carried out to establish the link between the incident and his death.

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