A 20 year old local man has died after an incident in Teddington last Saturday night. Police and ambulances were called to deal with a fight that had broken out near the Royal Oak pub on Teddington High Street. The Richmond & Twickenham Times cites local witnesses describing how the noise from a group of about 40 people drinking in the pub grew louder until it escalated into a fight in the street.
Later that evening, police were called out again after a man collapsed in Field Lane. He was taken to Kingston hospital but died shortly afterwards. Police have linked the death to the earlier incident outside the pub. An investigation is now underway and police have arrested a 20 year old man on suspicion of murder. The victim has been named as Pat Lawless, a second year student at St Mary’s University and Twickenham resident.
The police are asking that any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information that could assist the enquiry should contact them on 020 8721 4155 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.