Hampden Park toilets death: man named

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Police have named the man who died after being found injured outside a public toilet in Hampden Park last weekend.

Forty-six-year-old John Holloway, of Malvern Close, was discovered in Brassey Avenue near Hampden Park Railway Station on Saturday evening.

At the time his injuries were believed to be only minor and he was taken to the DGH by ambulance. But within hours his condition worsened and he was moved to Hurstwood Park Neurological Hospital in Haywards Heath for specialist treatment to a head injury.

He died the following evening at 6.15pm. A post mortem was due to take place this week.

A 48-year old local man was arrested early on Sunday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and while in custody was further arrested on suspicion of murder after the victim died on Sunday evening. The arrested man was released on police bail on Sunday evening until October 28 while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Ian Williams said, “We have yet to establish exactly what happened and the death is as yet unexplained. It is believed that something happened between the two men but exactly what is unclear.”