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Colin Hall: man charged with manslaughter

A man has been charged over the death of a pensioner who was attacked in his own home. Colin Hall, who was 76, died in hospital after the incident at Cornerpin Driver, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, near Mansfield. It is thought the attack happened as a result of a botched robbery.

Nottinghamshire Police have charged 39-year-old Scott Kennedy with manslaughter in connection with the death. Kennedy, of Hill View Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, is also charged with attempted robbery and a firearms offence.

A 33-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the death has been bailed pending further inquiries, a force spokeswoman said. Two other men arrested earlier as part of the investigation were released without charge last week.

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Fourth arrest in Colin Hall murder inquiry

A fourth arrest has been made by police investigating the death of Kirkby-in-Ashfield man Colin Hall.

A 33-year-old local man was arrested in Kirkby-in-Ashfield at around 3pm yesterday.

He is currently being questioned at a local police station.

Police have until 9.15pm tonight to further question a 39-year-old man arrested on Friday, also in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Two other men, arrested in Hucknall in connection with the inquiry last Tuesday, were released without charge the next day.

Mr Hall died following an attack at his home in Cornerpin Drive, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, on the evening of Sunday 10 February.

Yesterday, police searched former colliery land off Park Lane, Kirkby-in-Ashfield as part of the inquiry.


Police have more time to question Colin Hall murder suspect

Detectives have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with the murder of a pensioner in Nottinghamshire.

Seventy-six-year-old Colin Hall died after an attack in his home on Cornerpin Drive in Kirkby-in-Ashfield on Sunday 10 February.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man on Friday 15 February, and now have until 9:15pm tomorrow to question him.