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Wednesday, 11 December, 2002, 20:02 GMT
CCTV 'crucial' to death case
CCTV frame
Two men are shown on the CCTV footage
Police investigating the death of a Leicester grandfather have released CCTV footage taken on the night of his death.

Martin Simpson, 59, was found unconscious on Albion Street at about 0230 GMT on 23 November. He died a short time later.

Closed circuit TV footage taken near the scene shows two young men who, police hope, may have information about how Mr Simpson died.

Martin Simpson
Martin Simpson had four children and was a grandfather

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wilson said the men were near the scene shortly before Mr Simpson was found.

He said: "We believe that they may have seen or heard something that's vitally significant to our investigation."

Mr Simpson was out drinking on the Friday night and Saturday morning of his death, but police do not know which bars he visited.

As part of their investigation, officers have visited numerous pubs asking for help.

Mr Wilson said police were pursuing several lines of inquiry, but information from the men captured on CCTV may be crucial.

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