Second arrest over murder of 23-year-old attacked after night out watching England match

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Duncan Browne, 23, was assaulted in Liverpool city centre on 4 July. (Merseyside Police)
Duncan Browne, 23, was assaulted in Liverpool city centre on 4 July. (Merseyside Police)

A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old who died after being assaulted in Liverpool city centre after England's Euro 2020 quarter final match against Ukraine. 

Duncan Browne was allegedly punched while waiting for a taxi outside City Buffet Restaurant on Hanover Street on 4 July.

He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in hospital a day later. 

Duncan Browne was attacked outside City Buffet on Hanover Street in Liverpool city centre. (Google Maps)
Duncan Browne was attacked outside City Buffet on Hanover Street in Liverpool city centre. (Google Maps)

A 37-year-old man from Liverpool was held on suspicion of murder earlier this week and on Sunday Merseyside Police said another man, a 36-year-old from Liverpool, had been arrested. 

He is currently in custody where he is being questioned by detectives, the force said. 

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Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the incident, which happened just before 3.30am on Sunday, 4 July. 

Police think Browne's assailants fled in a taxi after the incident. 

Detective Inspector Gavin Mulcahy, from Merseyside Police, previously said: "Duncan had enjoyed an evening with friends in the city centre, watching the Euro 2020 Quarter Final match between Ukraine v England.

"He had every right to go out with friends to enjoy himself, and return home safely to bed. But because of the callous actions of his attackers, Duncan’s family are now grieving his loss at a very young age after an unspeakable tragedy."

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