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Murder probe launched after Connah's Quay man dies following attack on Chester City Walls

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A MURDER investigation has been launched after a Connah's Quay man died following an alleged attack on the City Walls in Chester.

Christopher Garwell was found lying unconscious with a serious head injury close to King Charles’ Tower at about 7.30pm last Thursday.

The 23-year-old was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital for treatment, where he had been described as critically ill. He was later transferred to the Walton Centre Hospital in Liverpool where his condition worsened and he died on Wednesday shortly after noon.

Four men, all from Chester, detained earlier remain in custody and have now all been arrested for Mr Garwell's murder.

At first it was unclear whether Mr Garwell had fallen over and hit his head, but the examination of CCTV footage and witness statements led police to suspect he had been attacked.

It is believed the incident began in the area of Charlotte Court and continued until Mr Garwell collapsed on the City Walls near to King Charles' Tower.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire police said: “Multiple lines of enquiry have now been explored by police, including the examination of CCTV, and several witnesses have been traced and spoken to.

"Cheshire Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area or anyone with information to come forward and speak to us on 0845 458 0000."