Man dies after being "pushed into road" leaving boutique

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A 53-year-old tourist was killed when he fell into the path of an oncoming van after leaving a riverside boutique hotel near Hampton Court Palace.

Police were questioning three men yesterday over the ‘suspicious’ death outside the Cardinal Wolsey, an upmarket pub and boutique hotel in London.

Witnesses say he may have been ‘pushed’ into the road following a dispute with other guests at the establishment, before being hit by a van at 7.25pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.

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The Cardinal Wolsey is a 16th century B&B with nine newly-refurbished rooms, set over two floors a short distance from Hampton Court Palace. It is home to The Wolsey Bar, popular with both locals and visiting tourists.

The police are now appealing for information after arresting three men in connection with the incident, with not one of those being the van driver.

A Scotland Yard spokesman told the London Evening Standard said: “Enquiries continue to establish how the man came to be in collision with the van.”

The pub was closed all day and was cordoned off using police tape, with forensic officers heading inside to gather evidence.

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