A man has been bailed after being arrested in connection with the death of a pedestrian after an alleged argument with a cyclist in Norwich.Not immediately, either. Two days later!
William Phillips, 34, from Derby Street, Norwich, died after he was involved in an incident near to the doctor’s surgery in Oak Street, off St Crispins Road. Mr Phillips, who was wearing a cream top, light coloured jeans and desert boots fell to the floor during the incident, which happened at about 8.50am on Wednesday, July 18.
Mr Phillips received initial treatment at the surgery, and was subsequently taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
He was found dead at his home around 5pm on Friday, July 20 by his mother.A PM’s been held, but no cause of death released yet. However the police clearly felt they had enough evidence of wrongdoing to arrest a man:
Temporary Detective Superintendent Jes Fry said he was encouraged by the response to media appeals, but was still keen to hear from anyone with information about the incident.
Det Supt Fry said the city would have been busy at the time of the incident and wanted anyone who saw anything – no matter how seemingly insignificant – to contact them as a matter of urgency.
He said: “We’re still waiting to find someone who saw what started this off – that’s the key issue.
“It’s a case of trying to ask anyone who saw what happened to call us...so we can build a clear picture of what’s occurred.”Don’t you need that before you arrest someone, and not after?
H/T: Dave Ward via email