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Seven children arrested following the death of a man who suffered a serious head injury have been released on police bail.
Warren Free, 42, was airlifted to hospital after he was found injured at an address in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Thursday.
The victim, from Coronation Close, in Spalding, died the next day at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and police are treating his death as murder.
Five boys and two girls who were arrested as part of the murder investigation have been bailed, Lincolnshire Police said. None of the children's ages have been released by police.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey said: "In the early hours of last Thursday morning, we know that there was an incident involving Mr Free and a group of youths, and that he sustained injuries which subsequently led to his death.
"At present, I cannot confirm the cause of death as further tests need to be carried out.
"Our investigation is continuing into the circumstances leading up to Mr Free's death.
"This is a very unusual incident for Lincolnshire as a county, and specifically for the Spalding area.
"I would like to thank the public in the town for the help they have given so far, but continue to appeal to anyone who knew Mr Free, and who has any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact the Incident Room".
Another four boys have been arrested after the death of a man who was airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury.
Warren Free, 42, died yesterday at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and police are treating his death as murder.
The victim, from Coronation Close, Spalding, Lincolnshire had been found injured at an address in Spalding on Thursday.
Two girls and a boy were arrested yesterday in connection with Mr Free's death. One girl has been released on bail, while the other boy and girl remain in custody, Lincolnshire Police said.
Another four boys have been arrested today in connection with the police investigation, the force added.
None of the children's ages have been released by police.
Following Mr Free's death, Community Inspector Jim Tyner, said:
Coronation Close is a close-knit community and I know many will be affected by what has happened.
My officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area and I would urge residents to approach them with any concerns.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey, said:
We are continuing to investigate the circumstances in which Mr Free sustained the injuries that led to his subsequent death and I am appealing to anyone with information that may assist the enquiry to contact the major incident room by calling 101 and quoting incident 161 of August 28.
Detectives investigating the death of a 42 year-old Spalding man are continuing to interview three juveniles - two girls and a boy. The dead man has been named as Warren Free, of Coronation Close.