Attacked Man Dies

A man's died in hospital, six weeks after being attacked in Kettering.

Marc Sturgess, 41, from Stamford Road, Kettering, suffered head injuries in the attack in Barnwell Street on Saturday 1 June 2013.

He died in hospital on Monday 15 July.

Six men, all from Kettering, were arrested in June on suspicion of serious assault and remain on police bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Behan, leading the investigation, said: “Firstly, I wish to express my sympathies to Marc Sturgess’s family.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Barnwell Road, Kettering between 11.00pm and midnight on 1 June, to contact us.

“I would especially like to speak with any taxi drivers who bought passengers to the area at those times.

“I would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident.”

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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