A MAN who died after a serious assault at a Screwfix store suffered fatal head injuries, police say.

Warrington Guardian:

Andrew Webster died aged 51 on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 8, nearly a week after the incident at the branch on Gateway 49 Trade Park in Bewsey.

Warrington Guardian:

Police were called to an ‘altercation’ involving two men shortly after 10am last Thursday, July 2.

Mr Webster, from Warrington, was rushed to Aintree Hospital following the incident and had been in a critical condition.

An air ambulance was called to the scene on Kerfoot Street, and he had reportedly been in a coma.

Warrington Guardian:

A Home Office post-mortem investigation was carried out yesterday, Thursday, and has concluded that Mr Webster died after suffering a head injury.

Meanwhile, a number of floral tributes have been left at the Screwfix store – which was closed following the assault, with a forensics tent set up outside.

Warrington Guardian:

Cheshire Police’s ‘homicide’ probe is ongoing.

A 24-year-old man was previously arrested on suspicion of assault, but he was released pending further enquiries.

Mr Webster’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

Warrington Guardian:

Detective sergeant Candice Sivori said at the time of the incident: “I would like to reassure the local community that this appears an isolated incident.

“We have an increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance, and I would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to an officer.

Warrington Guardian:

“While we have made an arrest, we are continuing to appeal for information from the public.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any information which may assist with our investigation.

Warrington Guardian:

“The same goes for anyone who was driving in the area at the time of the incident and thinks they may have dashcam footage which may be relevant to the investigation.

“I’d urge anyone with any information to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML744483.”

Information can also be given by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.