Man dies after Dunstable assault

The scene of the incident in Court Drive
The scene of the incident in Court Drive

A 24-year-old man who was assaulted during an altercation in Court Drive on Sunday has died in hospital.

An altercation took place near to the Gary Cooper pub at approximately 3.20am, resulting in injuries to the man.

He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable hospital in a critical condition where he died on Monday.

Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We are still appealing for anyone that may have witnessed a disturbance in Court Drive in the early hours of the morning to get in touch.

“The incident happened in the street at a time when many people may have been leaving nearby establishments, so there could be several potential witnesses.

“If you were walking along Court Drive at around this time, and you believe you may have seen something that could help us, then I’d urge you to contact us immediately.

“We’re also keen to speak to any taxi drivers who may have been waiting in Court Drive at the time and may have witnessed something.” A 21-year-old man from Luton was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident.

He has been released on bail with stringent conditions.

Anyone with information should call Bedfordshire Police on 101.