Murder investigation launched after man attacked in pub dies

The incident happened at the Boat pub in Wednesfield. Credit: Google Street View

A man who was attacked at a pub in Wolverhampton on New Year’s Eve died in hospital last night.

Detectives have now launched a murder investigation.

The 50-year-old suffered a serious head injury in the beer garden or smoking area of The Boat pub in Church Street in Wednesfield at around 10.30pm on 31 December.

He made his way to a nearby pub, The Royal Tiger, where he asked staff for help. Ambulance crew were called and the man was taken to hospital where he was in a critical condition before passing away last night.

Officers have been following several lines of enquiry and arrested a 22-year-old man yesterday. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe is continuing to urge anyone who was in the pub on the night to get in touch.