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Image released of “vital” witness to incident that led to death of 61-year-old Northampton man

Bystander at the George Wedderburn attack

Bystander at the George Wedderburn attack

A CCTV image has been released of a man who police believe may be a “vital” witness to an alleged assault on a 61-year-old man from Northampton who later died in hospital.

It is believed that 61-year-old George Wedderburn of Byfield Road, St James, intervened in a fight in Abington Square, close to Steffans jewellers, just before 3.45am on Sunday, August 17.

After he became involved in the incident, Mr Wedderburn received significant head injuries and died in Northampton General Hospital on Saturday, August 23.

Detectives investigating the case have now released a picture of a man who they believe may have tried to act as a peacemaker. He was a tall, white man in his early twenties. He had a small beard and wore a blue T-shirt and glasses.

This man, or any other witnesses to the incident, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A 22-year-old man, Daniel Tero, of Burleigh Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow, has already appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court charged with assault. He is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, September 3.

 

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