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Carl Pinder, aged 37 of Foster Road in Radford, will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court later today where he is accused of killing 68-year-old Patrick Redmond.
Mr Redmond was taken to hospital following the assault at Riley’s Snooker Hall in Hertford Place, but later died from his injuries.
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Snooker hall bosses said they were "shocked" and "deeply saddened" after a pensioner was killed in a suspected murder in Coventry.
Patrick Redmond died after being punched inside Rileys snooker hall in the city centre.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the 68-year-old.
The snooker hall issued a statement over the attack, which happened on Monday night.
A spokesman said: “We can confirm that an incident occurred at approximately 11pm on Monday night, during which one of our customers was seriously injured.
We are deeply saddened to have since learnt that the injuries were so severe that he died yesterday. We are extremely shocked by this tragic event, and on behalf of everyone at Rileys, I would like to send our condolences to his family. Our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.
The police are currently investigating the incident and we have provided them with CCTV footage and statements from our staff. As this is now a police matter, we are unable to provide further comment.
We take the safety of our members very seriously and have a comprehensive zero tolerance policy towards violence. We will work with the police, and do everything we can to help ensure those responsible are brought to justice.