Wiltshire

Man bailed over Adrian Cooksey taxi rank killing

Adrian Cooksey (pic courtesy Wiltshire Times)
Image caption Adrian Cooksey died after being assaulted in Melksham in March 2009

A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a building firm director has been released on bail.

Adrian Cooksey, 50, from Trowbridge, died after an attack near a taxi rank in Melksham on 8 March 2009. He had been on a night out with friends.

Thomas Minshull, of Melksham, was cleared of manslaughter in 2009. Police reopened their inquiry after a review.

Wiltshire Police said a man, 50, who was arrested on Friday, will report back to them in two weeks.

Mr Cooksey, who ran building and plumbing firm A Cooksey & Sons, died at the Royal United Hospital in Bath when his life-support machine was switched off.

He suffered head injuries in the attack.

Mr Minshull, of Spa Road, was cleared of manslaughter by a jury at Bristol Crown Court in November 2009.

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