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November 22, 2012, 4:20 pm

A murder investigation was launched following the death of man in Teddington on Saturday 10 November.

On Sunday, 11 November police were called at around 00.30hrs to reports of a man collapsed in Field Lane, Teddington.

Emergency services attended and the man, identified as Patrick Lawless, was taken to Kingston Hospital. He died a short time later.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.

He was Patrick Lawless, 20 (09.03.92), a physical education student from Twickenham.

Two men – both aged 20 [A/B] – were arrested near to the scene on suspicion of assault and taken to a west London police station. Both were later bailed to return in mid-December pending further enquiries.

Later that day, 11 November, a 21-year-old man [C] was arrested at a residential address in Richmond. He was taken to a west London police station and later bailed to return in mid-December pending further enquiries.

On 12 November, a 20-year-old man [D] was arrested on suspicion of murder and later bailed to return in mid-December pending further enquiries.

On 16 November, 20-year-old man [E] was arrested at his home address in south London. He was bailed to a date in January.

Officers are linking the murder to an incident in Teddington High Street that took place on Saturday, 10 November at around 21:50hrs, near to the Royal Oak pub.

Two men were taken to hospital – ‘Victim 1’ remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition; ‘Victim 2’ sustained minor injuries and was discharged following treatment.

An incident room for both incidents has opened at Sutton under Detective Inspector Tony Bishop from the HSCC.

Witnesses to either incident, or anyone who might have information that could assist the enquiry, are asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4155 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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