Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of murder after death of dad-of-two in road rage fight

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<em>Stephen Walsh’s body was found at his home in Mapperley on Monday morning (PA)</em>
Stephen Walsh’s body was found at his home in Mapperley on Monday morning (PA)

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the death of a father-of-two in Nottingham.

Stephen Walsh’s body was found at his home in Mapperley on Monday morning, the day after he was involved in a car crash in the area.

The 37-year-old had been driving a Lexus which had collided with another vehicle – possibly a gold-coloured estate car or car-derived van – between 10pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, Nottinghamshire Police said.

<em>Police said the 37-year-old had suffered serious head injuries in an assault at the property on Sunday night (SWNS)</em>
Police said the 37-year-old had suffered serious head injuries in an assault at the property on Sunday night (SWNS)
<em>Mr Walsh’s body was found the day after he was involved in a car crash (SWNS)</em>
Mr Walsh’s body was found the day after he was involved in a car crash (SWNS)

Mr Walsh did not stop at the scene and instead drove to his home in Mapperley, Nottingham, where a man turned up some time later and assaulted him.

Mr Walsh suffered head injuries and was found at 5.55am the following day but no weapons were seen.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses of the incident or anyone who saw anything suspicious near Mr Walsh’s home on Blenheim Avenue to come forward.

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They said Mr Walsh was assaulted shortly after leaving the scene of the collision on Newstead Avenue, Mapperley.

A silver Vauxhall Astra has been seized for forensic examination as part of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 100 of 30 July 2018.

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