POLICE have given an update on a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident outside a Malvern pub on New Year's Eve. 

As we previously reported, Robert Chadney died in hospital after being discovered outside the Beauchamp Arms, Worcester Road, Malvern.

A passing ambulance crew spotted the 65-year-old and stopped to help at 10pm on December 31.

Ambulance crews gave the injured man advanced life support at the scene before taking him to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment, where he later died from his injuries.

West Mercia Police announced a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on New Years Day, January 1. The 52-year-old man who was arrested was released while enquiries continue.

A force spokesperson said:  "The man remains on bail."

Mr Chadney's inquest is set to take place at Worcestershire Coroner's Court, in Stourport, on August 22. 

The inquest is listed for a half-day hearing in front of Worcestershire's senior coroner David Reid.

A blue forensics tent and police cordon were set up on the pavement outside the pub in the aftermath of the incident.

In a previous statement, Detective Inspector Mark Walters said: "I would like to pass on my condolences to the family and friends of the individual who has sadly died following this tragic incident on Sunday evening.

"I know an incident like this brings great concern to the local community and I would like to reassure people that this is an isolated incident.

"Our investigation is continuing, and I urge anyone who may have seen the incident take place or has any other information, however small you think it may be, to please contact us."

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Garner, added: “I understand incidents of this nature can be alarming, but I would like to reassure the local community that there is no wider risk to the public.

“We currently have one man in custody and we are not looking anyone else in connection with this incident.

“Officers will be in the area for the next couple of days whilst we carry out enquiries to form part of our investigation.”

Anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 388i of December 31, 2023.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org.