Murder Probe Launched After 'Have-A-Go' Banker Dies

A city banker has died after attempting to break up a street brawl in Norwich city centre, police have revealed.

Frank McGarahan, 45, was Chief Operating Officer of a major banking institution and was waiting for a taxi beside the Guildhall Hill rank in Norwich at 3am on Sunday when he saw two people being assaulted. He was badly beaten when he intervened in the street fight.

Mr McGarahan was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich university Hospital by ambulance.

However, his injuries were so serious he was immediately transferred to a specialist head injuries unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he died.

Norfolk police have announced they have launched a murder inquiry.

A police spokesman said: "Mr McGarahan was spending a quiet evening out with family and friends ahead of a family christening in Norwich on Sunday when he witnessed an assault while queuing for a taxi on Guildhall Hill, after which he sustained a fatal injury."

Detectives investigating the murder are currently studying CCTV footage taken close to the scene, for clues.

Mr McGarahan was in charge of Barclay's Wealth, which employs 7,700 staff, and manages the assets of some of the world's most wealthy people.

A post mortem examination is due to take place today.


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