A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man following an incident in Temple Grafton.
The 42-year-old was arrested on Thursday morning (December 1) on suspicion of assault and assisting an offender. He is currently in police custody.
The arrest is in connection with an investigation into the death of 31-year-old William ‘Billy’ Carney, who died in hospital at the weekend following an incident at the Blue Boar Inn pub on Thursday November 24.
Mark Stevens, aged 29, of School Road, Bursley, has already been charged with manslaughter in connection with the same incident.
Police were called to the Blue Boar Inn pub just after 7pm on November 24, following a report of an assault.
William Carney suffered head injuries and was rushed to Warwick Hospital, where he later died on Saturday afternoon.
The 31 year-old’s family issued a statement via police.
“As a family, we are in shock and completely devastated at the loss of Billy. He was a larger-than-life character whose personality would light up any room he would walk into.
“He was the most loving and committed partner, son and brother, and he was a friend to so many.
“We are overwhelmed and so grateful for all the messages and support we have received. The staff at Warwick Hospital have been amazing, and we can’t thank them enough for all they did for our Billy.”
Investigations are still ongoing and police are appealling to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have any information to contact them.
People with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 300 of 24 November 2022. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.