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Friday, 23 April 2021

One man is dead and another is seriously injured after an altercation in Walton

Police were called to Church Street yesterday afternoon around 2.15, where one man had apparently deliberately driven at two other men.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second man was airlifted to hospital but is expected to recover.

The owner of the vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, and the force is not seeking anyone else.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Springett said: “We understand that a serious incident like this has caused a lot of concern in the local community and we would like to reassure residents that we are doing everything we can to establish what has happened.

“From our initial enquiries, it appears that an altercation has taken place, leading to a physical confrontation, which then resulted in one of the group getting into his car and driving at two of the other men.

“Tragically, this has resulted in the death of one man and left another seriously injured and our thoughts are with their family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

DCI Springett continued: “To assist the investigation, I would encourage anyone who has any information, particularly anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who has any mobile phone or dashcam footage, to come forward, quoting incident reference PR/P21083894.”

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