UPDATE: Police name Norwich man killed in Prince of Wales Road attack

Detectives have named the man who was killed in an attack on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich in the early hours of Friday morning.

The man has been identified as Alan Jewitt, 43, of Gertrude Road in Norwich and a 27-year-old man from London will appear in court tomorrow (Monday) charged with his manslaughter.

Mr Jewitt died after he was attacked outside Chicago's nightclub in Prince of Wales Road in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police were called to the street at 2.25am to reports that a man had been assaulted and Mr Jewitt was taken by ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

But he died on Friday afternoon and a Home Office post mortem examination conducted on Saturday confirmed he had died from a bleed to the brain.


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Detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team launched a murder inquiry and arrested six men in connection with the attack.

They were two 30-year-olds from the Milton Keynes area, a 36-year-old, a 27-year-old and a 37-year-old from the London area and a 43-year-old man.

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Five of the men were released without charge, but 27-year-old Ion Lacatus, from London, has been charged with manslaughter.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday).

Detectives said clubbers and pubgoers could hold the key to solving the murder and appealed for them to call the police with any information, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett, who is heading the investigation, said: 'It was a particularly busy time of night in an area frequented by hundreds of pub and club goers.

'We would therefore like to speak to anyone who believes they may have witnessed the altercation which has sadly led to the death of the victim.

'No matter how insignificant you may think the information is we would still like to hear from you.'

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chief Inspector Neil Luckett at Norfolk Constabulary on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

• If you know the victim and want to pay tribute to him, call reporter John Owens on 01603 772439 or email john.owens@archant.co.uk

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