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Arrest after man dies following 'altercation'

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident yesterday (15 July) on Harefield Road, Nuneaton.

A man in his 60s was taken to the George Eliot Hospital, where he died, after reports of an 'altercation'.

A 46-year-old man was arrested near to the scene on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody.


Holland & Barrett sold for £1.8 billion

Holland & Barrett Credit: PA

Holland & Barrett has been sold for £1.8 billion by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

L1 Retail, an arm of the tycoon's holding company LetterOne, said that it has bought the retailer from its parent firm Nature's Bounty, which is owned by private equity giant Carlyle.

The fund's managing partner Stephan DuCharme said:

Holland & Barrett is a clear market leader in the UK health and wellness retail market, with attractive growth positions in other European and international markets, and growing online presence, with a leading customer loyalty programme and 10 million active cardholders.

– Stephan DuCharme

Headquartered in Nuneaton, Holland & Barrett's annual revenues in 2016 exceeded £610 million. L1 Retail will continue to work with Holland & Barrett chief executive Peter Aldis.

Founded in 1870, it is now Europe's largest health food chain, has outlets in more than 1,150 locations and employs a workforce of more than 4,200.

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