Man Killed In Wednesfield Pub Attack Is Dad Of Former Wolves Player

4 January 2016, 19:14 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Darel Clarke

It's been revealed a man killed in a New Years Eve attack in Wednesfield was the father of a former Wolves striker.

50-year-old Darel Clarke, dad of Leon Clarke, died from a head injury after an attack at a pub.

Leon plays for Bury at the moment and in a statement, they say they are aware of an "incident" that had brought about the death of his father.

The statement added: "As a club we extend our deepest sympathies towards Leon and the Clarke family.

"Leon will be allowed the time to grieve and will receive the full support of everyone at the football club during this difficult time."

Leon Clarke

Detectives launched a murder investigation after the death of Mr Clarke, who was injured in the beer garden of The Boat pub in Church Street, Wednesfield, at around 10.30pm on December 31.

He then made his way to the nearby Royal Tiger pub, where he asked staff for help and an ambulance was called.

Officers have arrested a 22-year-old man and released him on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe is continuing to urge anyone who was in the pub on the night to get in touch.

He said: "The pub would have been busy with people out to celebrate the start of the new year and we need any witnesses to come forward as soon as possible.

"If you were in The Boat pub between 10pm and 11pm and saw anything that could help our investigation please dial 101."