Trio still murder suspects as investigation continues into death of Simon Marx

Three men arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a Blackpool dad last year are still under investigation by police.

Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 2:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 2:35 pm
Simon Marx, who died after a fight at the Newton Arms

The trio – two aged 29 and one aged 54 – answered bail in this week.

They were arrested following the death of Simon Marx (pictured) in October. Upon reporting to police in the resort, they had their bail extended until April 9.

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Police previously said Mr Marx, 42, had been involved in a fracas at the Newton Arms pub, in Normoss, in the early hours of October 7.

The dad-of-two flew to Turkey hours later, where he died suddenly the following day.

After a post mortem examination revealed his death was caused by ‘blunt force trauma’, a murder inquiry was launched and the three men, all from Blackpool, were taken in for questioning by police.

In a statement issued at the time of his death, Mr Marx’s family said: “He was a much loved father, son, uncle and brother and he will be sorely missed by us all.”

Following Mr Marx’s death, detectives urged people who were in the Newton Arms, in Staining Road, between 11pm on Friday, October 6, and 12.30am the following day, to come forward.

They also wanted to speak to anybody who saw or spoke to Mr Marx before his flight.

Call 101 with information.