Man arrested after dad was followed home and murdered in 'road rage' row
Culled from Metro
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a father-of-two in Nottingham, Metro reported.
Stephen Walsh’s body was found at his home in Mapperley on Monday morning, the day after he was involved in a car crash.
According to police, the 37-year-old had suffered serious head injuries in an assault at the property on Sunday night.
Neighbours described him as a ‘fantastic bloke’ saying that he answered the door following the collision then was punched in the face.
Mr Walsh, a father-of-two, had only recently moved to the area with his partner and two children.
The neighbour said: ‘Stephen was a fantastic bloke, a fantastic father. It is just devastating. It is just something that no-one deserves.
‘He had moved just to better themselves. He had worked hard and got himself a nicer place.
He was successful. He had his own construction company with lads working for him.’
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.
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.
Some time later, a man turned up and assaulted him, causing a serious head injury.
Detective Chief Inspector Hayley Williams, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, issued a direct plea to the second driver. She said: ‘This will not go away.
I appreciate you may be scared.
I don’t think you planned this and I want to hear your side of the story.
‘I have officers waiting to speak to you now and it would be much better if you come forward, because if you don’t, we will find you.
‘I believe you have disclosed the crash, and possibly the assault, to others, possibly your girlfriend and mother.
‘Please don’t create difficulties for them by expecting them to cover up for you.
I promise my officers will treat you fairly. ‘By all means contact a solicitor and make arrangements to come in and talk to us.’
In an appeal to witnesses, Ms Williams said: ‘What we believe so far is that the person we are looking for is a white man in his 20s who was possibly driving a gold-coloured estate car or car-derived van.
That vehicle will have some front offside damage. ‘I want to appeal to witnesses who know a friend, neighbour, colleague with such a vehicle to let us know, especially if it has accident damage or if they haven’t seen it since Sunday night.
‘If you are a garage who has been asked to do a repair on such a vehicle in the last 48 hours, please let us know.’
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 100 of 30 July 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.