Police appeal over 'unexplained death' in Ipswich. Retired Felixstowe Docker
Detectives in Ipswich are appealing for witnesses after a man was found unconscious a month ago on his driveway and later died in hospital
74-year old Clive Wyard was found outside his home in Valley Road on Friday 20th July.
A post mortem examination revealed he died of a head injury and police say his death is unexplained.
Detectives can't at this stage work out how he sustained his injuries and are appealing for anyone who may have seen Mr Wyard the evening before he was discovered to contact them. He had been at the Royal George Pub on Colchester Road.
"We have undertaken numerous enquiries in order to understand the circumstances that led to Mr Wyard's death. We remain open minded as to what may have taken place and continue to urge anyone who believes they saw Mr Wyard walking along Colchester Road or Valley Road on 20 July to contact us.
– DETECTIVE CHIEF INSP MARIE JAMES
He was then last seen outside the Co-op at the junction with Sidegate Lane West around midnight and police say he was injured between that time and 7.15am when he was discovered.
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The family of an Ipswich man have made an emotional appeal for help to piece together his last known movements
The children of a man who was found fatally injured in his own driveway after a night out have appealed for public help to piece together his last known movements. Clive Wyard left the Royal George pub on Colchester Road in Ipswich at about 12.15am on the morning of Friday 20th July. He was found in his driveway with head injuries later that morning and died 12 days later in hospital
He had sustained injuries to his head and face, including black eyes, a split cleft lip, a further cut to his lip, a deep cut to his cheek and other cuts to his body. Police are describing his death as 'unexplained'
"We're totally devastated and heartbroken. He's our Dad. He should have lived another 20 years, he was too young and that's why he hung on for another 12 days in the hospital without food or water. We were by his bedside day and night"
– JOANNE WYARD, DAUGHTER
"We want to be able to provide his family with the answers that they deserve and so I am appealing to anyone who believes they have any information at all that could assist our investigation to come forward. This includes people who believe they know of other individuals who may have been in that area on the night in question.
"We continue to keep an open mind as to what may have taken place and are appealing to anyone who believes they saw Mr Wyard walking along Colchester Road or Valley Road, between 12.15am and 7.15am on Friday 20 July to contact us.
– DCI MARIE JAMES, NFK & SFK MAJOR INVESTIGATION TEAM
Anyone with information regarding Mr Wyard’s movements that night and/or anyone in possession of Dash Cam or CCTV footage covering that period, are asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Op Rufforth, or use the police portal which can be accessed online:https://mipp.police.uk/operation/1052
Police have released cctv footage of an Ipswich man who was found unconscious near his home and later died. The family of Clive Wyard are appealing for anyone who saw him at the Royal George pub on July 19th or as he made his way home early the next morning.
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Man dies after being found unconscious in Valley Road. Retired Felixstowe Docker
Police are continuing to appeal for information following the death of a man who was found unconscious in Ipswich last month.
At 7.15am on Friday 20 July, Clive Wyard, aged 74, was found collapsed on the driveway of his home in Valley Road.
He had sustained injuries to his face and head and was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where he has now sadly died.
A post mortem examination was conducted on Monday 6 August and concluded that Mr Wyard died as a result of a head injury.
Detectives are treating his death as unexplained. Enquiries are ongoing to ascertain the circumstances which resulted in him sustaining the injury which led to his death.
Mr Wyard had been at the Royal George public house on Colchester Road in Ipswich on the evening of Thursday 19 July, leaving sometime after 11.30pm.
He was last seen outside the Co-op at the junction with Sidegate Lane West at around midnight and he sustained his injuries at some point prior to 7.15am the next morning.
Mr Wyard is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, with grey hair and a grey goatie beard. He was wearing jeans and a light grey zip hooded top.
Detective Chief Inspector Marie James said: "We have undertaken numerous enquiries in order to understand the circumstances that led to Mr Wyard’s death.
"We remain open minded as to what may have taken place and continue to urge anyone who believes they saw Mr Wyard walking along Colchester Road or Valley Road, between 11.30pm on 19 July and 7.15am on 20 July to contact us.
"Although almost three weeks have passed since Mr Wyard was found, I would urge anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact us irrespective of the passage of time. The smallest detail could prove to be vital in helping us to understand what happened that night and to provide answers to the family.”
Anyone with information regarding Mr Wyard’s movements that night and/or anyone in possession of Dash Cam or CCTV footage covering that period, are asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Op Rufforth, or use the police portal which can be accessed online: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/1052