TWO men who were arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died outside a working men's club have been released without charge.

Police were called to the Regent Street Working Men's Club in Haslingden on Sunday at 10.20pm, where a man received serious injuries.

Despite the efforts of police and paramedics, Barry Tyrie, 69, from Haslingden, died in hospital.

Four men aged 57, 25, 30 and 31 from Haslingden were arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 25-year-old and 31-year-old have today been released without charge.

The other two remain in police custody at this time.

Mr Tyrie was described as a 'real gentleman' by Stephen Youds, the landlord of the club.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Willis, said: “Our thoughts remain with Barry’s family and friends at what continues to be an extremely difficult time.

“Our enquiries are very much ongoing and we are doing all we can to establish what has happened and the circumstances surrounding Mr Tyrie’s death.

“We are, however, completely satisfied, that the two men released today were not involved and no charges have been brought against them.

“We continue to appeal for information and would ask that anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to us please comes forward as soon as possible.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the club between 9.30pm and 10.20pm and who may have witnessed Barry intervening in an argument between a man and a woman and also to anyone who saw the altercation outside the club.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1812 of August 25 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.