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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 16:33 GMT 17:33 UK
Murder inquiry over pub assault
Arnold Siddall
Arnold Siddall was assaulted at The Lock Pub (pic: GMP)
The death of a man who was knocked unconscious in a pub in Greater Manchester is being treated as murder.

Arnold Siddall, 47, of Oldham Road, Failsworth, was at The Lock Pub on the same road when he was attacked in the early hours of 22 September.

Several hours later he suffered a fit and was taken to hospital where he was admitted to intensive care but died the following Monday.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

'Shocked and saddened'

He is currently on bail until 9 October pending further inquiries.

A post mortem examination revealed Mr Siddall, who was a welder, died as a result of a head injury.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Mr Siddall's sister Joan said: "We are all deeply shocked and saddened by Arnold's death.

"He was such a sociable person who loved to play pool and was a big Manchester United fan.

"We will all miss him very much"

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