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Police name man (48) who died after pub attack

Police have named a 48-year-old man who died after being attacked inside a pub.

Dean Haverley was treated at the scene of the assault in the village of Burnham, Buckinghamshire, but died after being taken to hospital.

Thames Valley Police said a murder inquiry had been launched after the death of Mr Haverley, who lived locally, and his next-of-kin had been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel, who is leading the inquiry, described the assault at The George Inn, which happened at about midnight on Friday, as an isolated incident.

The officer said: "We are conducting a thorough investigation to find out what happened inside the public house last night.

"My appeal is to anyone who was in The George Inn around midnight who witnessed the assault or has any information regarding the incident to contact police immediately.

"A scenewatch will remain in place at the public house and there will be police activity in the area. If you have any concerns please don't hesitate to approach one of our officers or PCSOs."

Anyone with information to assist the inquiry is urged to contact police on 101.

Mr Steel added: "If you have information about the incident but don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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