Murder probe after Irishman dies from his head injuries
Police have launched a murder investigation after an Irishman died from serious head injuries in Birmingham on Monday.
Phillip Leonard (34) from Ireland was found lying unconscious in Essex Street at around 1.30am on July 28.
The man, believed to be from Co Louth, was taken to hospital but died on August 14.
A forensic post-mortem examination has revealed he died as a result of head injuries.
Daniel Fitzpatrick (26), also from Ireland, was arrested and charged with the attack last month.
He is currently remanded in custody.
Officers are appealing for information and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.
Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe of the West Midlands Police said: "Following the sad death of Phillip this is now a murder investigation.
"His injuries were consistent with being attacked and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened in the early hours of July 28."