28/06/2005

Teenager arrested following man’s death

A teenager has been arrested, in connection with an incident in which a man died after chasing a gang who pelted his home with eggs.

Father of five, Terry Barrett, 56, collapsed at his home, in Alamein Road, Saltash, around 2:30am on Saturday morning. He had suffered a brain haemorrhage and died later in hospital.

Mr Barrett repeatedly chased a gang of youths who had pelted his front door with eggs. It is understood the gang had targeted Mr Barrett’s home three times within an eighty-minute period in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Devon and Cornwall police confirmed that a 17-year-old had been arrested in connection with the incident. He had been detained on suspicion of criminal damage, police said.

The teenager is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the incident. Yesterday, two 14-year-olds, who had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and affray, were released without charge.

A 15-year-old, also arrested on the same charges, has been released on bail until August 8.

(KMcA/SP)

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