Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of murder after dad of two assaulted at home following car crash
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Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of murder after dad of two assaulted at home following car crash

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a father-of-two who was assaulted following a road traffic collision.

Stephen Walsh, 37, was found dead on Monday morning, having sustained serious head injuries in an assault at his home the previous night.

Shortly before the assault, Mr Walsh had driven home after failing to stop when his car was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested by Nottingham Police, while a silver Vauxhall Astra has been recovered for forensic examination.

Mr Walsh had been driving a Lexus that was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Newstead Avenue, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire between 10-10.30pm on Sunday.

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Mr Walsh did not stop at the scene and instead drove to his home in nearby Blenheim Avenue.

A short time later a man turned up at his house and assaulted him, causing serious head injuries. No weapons were seen.

The man, who is believed to have been the driver of the other vehicle in the collision, then left, saying he would return the next day to exchange insurance details.

Mr Walsh was found dead at around 5.55am the next morning.

The initial results of a post-mortem examination revealed Mr Walsh died of head injuries. Further tests are being carried out.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw anything suspicious in Blenheim Avenue at around the time of the assault.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 100 of July 30, 2018.

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