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UPDATED: Police name man who died following Atherstone incident

UPDATE: 15:45, 02/06/17: The 31-year-old man from Coventry arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until the end of June while investigations continue.


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Jake Palfreyman
A man who died following an incident in Atherstone at the weekend has been named as Jake Palfreyman, aged 21, from Atherstone.

Jake died from head injuries in hospital on Monday (29 May) morning after being involved in an incident on Barsby Close, Atherstone at around 9.40pm on Sunday (28 May).

A 50-year-old man from Atherstone arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident has been bailed until the end of June.

A 31-year-old man from Coventry arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody and officers have been given permission to question him until tomorrow evening (Friday 2 June).

A 20-year-old man from Atherstone who was originally arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released under investigation.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

Detective Inspector Anna Middleton said: "I'd like to thank everyone who has provided information so far, we are starting to get a better picture of Jake's final hours.

"We believe Jake was involved in a series of incidents that have culminated in him receiving a serious head injury and falling unconscious. We're especially keen to speak to anyone with information about the final moments leading up to this incident.

"A young man has tragically lost his life and any piece of information, no matter how small, may help us establish how this has happened."

If anyone witnessed the incident or has information that may help police with their investigation they should call 101 and quote incident 451s of 28 May 2017. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via


Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 02/06/17