Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in Turkey following an “altercation” at a Lancashire pub.
Simon Marx, 42, from Blackpool, died while on holiday in the Turkish city of Fethiye on 8 October.
A day earlier he had been involved in a row at the Newton Arms in Staining near Blackpool at around 12.20am, police said.
A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Marx suffered “blunt head trauma”, which police believe he sustained during the “altercation” at the pub.
Three men from Blackpool, aged 29, 54 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, Lancashire Police said.
It is understood the three men had previously been arrested before being released on bail last year.
One of the 29-year-old suspects has also been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a second person was hurt during the altercation, police said.
Detectives are also trying to trace a man who may have spoken to Mr Marx at Winston’s Bar in Blackpool at around 1am on 7 October.
Police have released an image of the man but say he is not a suspect in the case.
Detective chief inspector Gareth Willis said: “These are tragic circumstances and sadly a man has lost his life.
“Our thoughts remain with his friends and family at this time.”