Man quizzed over dad’s death

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POLICE were last night quizzing a 22-year-old man following the death of a Wigan dad in Liverpool.

Wayne Mitchell, 42, suffered fatal head injuries in a suspected street attack after spending the evening drinking with friends in the city on Friday March 23.

Merseyside Police yesterday confirmed they had arrested a man in connection with his death.

It is believed Mr Mitchell was set upon and struck with a bottle after visiting the International Fish Bar, in Townsend Lane, Anfield and getting into an argument with a group of people upon leaving,

Mr Mitchell, originally from Ashton-in-Makerfield, was living in Liverpool with a friend at the time of the attack.

He moved to the city around three years ago, and was working as a landscape gardener.

Mr Mitchell was discovered lying face down in a pool of blood on Claude Road, Anfield, at 2.30am on Saturday, May 24.

He was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital, but such were the severity of his injuries, he died two days later, on the Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination shortly after his death confirmed that Mr Mitchell died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

A spokesman for Merseyside police said: “Merseyside Police can confirm a 22-year-old man has been arrested on Wednesday, April 4 in connection with the death of 42-year-old Wayne Mitchell in Anfield on March 24.

“The 22-year-old, who is from the Anfield area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“The man remains in custody at this time and is to be questioned by detectives.”