British policeman dies after street assault

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 08, 2013 14:20 hrs

London, Feb 8 (IANS) A 33-year-old British police constable has died from serious head injuries after being involved in a fight outside a night club.

The unnamed officer was off duty when he was injured in the Jan 28 incident outside the bar in Wolverhampton, around 180 km from London, BBC reported Friday.

He was walking past the night club when he became involved in a row with some people leaving the venue, police said.

The officer was in a critical condition following the incident and died Thursday.

"During a scuffle, the victim was punched and left unconscious in the road with a serious head injury," police said.

A man and two women were arrested after the incident.

Police believe the suspects, in their late teens or early 20s, had been drinking at the bar for several hours.

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