London man, 52, arrested over Cotswolds pub attack in which ‘dearly loved father’ died

A 52-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a deadly attack outside a Cotswolds pub.

Colin Leslie, 51, was seriously injured during an assault near The Kingsbridge Inn in Bourton-on-the-Water on Saturday, August 28 and died eight days later in hospital.

Gloucestershire Police said that today (September 21) “A 52-year-old man from London was re-arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody on suspicion of murder.

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“No-one else is being sought as part of the investigation.”

The force added that Mr Leslie was punched and fell unconscious during an altercation and was then taken to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford where he later died.

Investigating officers are asking for anyone who has not spoken to police to get in contact, especially anyone who was there and may have filmed the incident on their mobile phone.

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A statement from Mr Leslie’s family said: “Colin was a dearly loved son, father, brother, partner and uncle.

“Colin was always a happy guy who was well known to everyone and who touched so many lives.

“We as a family are absolutely heartbroken that he has been tragically taken from us like this. Our lives without Colin will never be the same again.”

Witnesses can provide information online by completing the following form and quoting incident 497 of 28 August:

Alternatively they can call police on 101 or submit information anonymously to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers. This can be done by calling 0800 555 111 or online at

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Author: Shirley