A teenage boy has been arrested after a 40-year-old man was killed at a petrol station in County Durham.
Police say Thomas Malby was attacked near a fuel station in the village early Sunday morning.
He died Tuesday afternoon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Officers arrived at the Iso Garage on Morrison Road at 2:40 a.m. after reports of an attack.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of intentional bodily harm, Durham police said.
The young man was questioned by police and later released on bail.
The force said the attack was not linked to a recent fuel shortage.
Malbi’s wife and family are currently receiving help from specialist officers, police said.
Detective Superintendent Dave Ashton said: “It was a really tragic incident, and my thoughts are with Mr. Malby’s family and friends after his catastrophic loss.
“We are working to make sure what happened, but I want to reassure the community that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
“Although the incident took place in front of a fuel station, I would like to emphasize that it has nothing to do with the current problems of fuel shortage.”