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Banker murder CCTV images studied

Frank McGarahan
Frank McGarahan died in hospital following the attack

Detectives investigating the murder of a banking executive are studying CCTV images taken close to the scene in Norwich city centre.

Frank McGarahan, 45, chief operating officer of Barclays Wealth, died after going to the aid of two people being assaulted near a taxi rank on Sunday.

He suffered head injuries in the attack and died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge the next day.

His brother Tony said the family would never "truly recover".

Mr McGarahan, from Hertfordshire, had been on an evening out when the attack took place.

He was simply a great family man
Tony McGarahan

His brother said: "Everyone who knew Frank remembers him as a caring, kind, considerate, generous and funny man.

"He was a fantastic father to his two young beautiful daughters, a loving husband to his wife, a big-hearted son to his mum and dad and a brilliant brother and uncle.

"He was simply a great family man."

A bank spokesman said: "It is with deep regret that Barclays has learned of the death of Frank McGarahan, chief operating officer at Barclays Wealth.

"Frank was a valued member of the team at Barclays Wealth and he will be sadly missed by his colleagues."

CCTV footage

He added: "The thoughts of all at Barclays go out to Frank's wife and family."

Norfolk Police said Mr McGarahan had been spending an evening out with friends and family prior to a family christening on Sunday.

Det Supt Chris Hobley said: "He witnessed an assault while queuing for a taxi on Guildhall Hill, after which he sustained a fatal injury.

"Officers are reviewing CCTV footage from around the city centre area and following up a number of lines of inquiry."

Barclays Wealth employs 7,700 staff in 20 countries and manages assets worth 133 billion.

The bank last week acquired the private investment business of Lehmann Brothers, the United States financial institution that went into bankruptcy following the troubles in the financial system in North America.




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