Murder Inquiry After Car Park Death

16 February 2011, 16:11 | Updated: 2 March 2011, 12:48

Officers are conducting further face to face enquiries after a man found injured in a Norwich car park died in hospital.

Detectives from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Joint Major Investigation Team (MIT) are conducting further face to face enquiries with potential witnesses in the Rose Lane area of Norwich, a week on from the assault which led to the death of a 54 year old local man. 

It happened at around 1.30am on Thursday 10th February, 2011.

A post mortem, recently completed, found head injuries to be the cause of death.  Officers can confirm that the 54 year old was a Portuguese national and enquiries are being undertaken to identify any family in Portugal prior to any release of details.  

DCI Neil Luckett, MIT, appealed for further information, saying: “I would ask people who were in the Rose Lane area of Norwich between 10pm and 2am to contact my team urgently with any details they feel could be significant to our investigation, in particular if they were in the Rose Lane car park or the alleyway  next to it.    

“We believe that the victim and his partner had gone out at around 1:30am on Thursday 10 February 2011 and were attacked in the vicinity of Parmentergate Court.”   

He added: “This investigation is still in its early stages and identifying the motive for the attack is a key line of enquiry.  At this time I retain an open mind about why this attack took place.” 

Anyone with information should contact detectives from the MIT on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.