Appeal to trace thug in connection with fatal attack at festival

Appeal to trace thug in connection with fatal attack at festival

Appeal to trace thug in connection with fatal attack at festival

First published in News

Officers from Greater Manchester Police would like Essex residents to help them identify the person who seriously assaulted a man at Parklife, who then later died.

It is thought the suspect could have come from any part of the country.

At around 9.15pm on Saturday, June 7, 26-year-old Robert Hart and his girlfriend were in front of the festival's main stage when he was attacked by an unknown man.

Robert was punched to the ground unconscious and was given CPR at the scene by two off-duty medical personnel.

He died in hospital on Thursday, June 12.

The offender is described as a mixed race male, aged in his late 20s and around 6ft 1 tall. He has a muscular build and short, dark hair which was shaved at the sides. He was also wearing shorts and a blue, bomber-style jacket with the letter 'A' in white on the front.

Police have also issued an efit.

Detective Inspector Richard Eales, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "Our immediate thoughts go out to Robert's family and loved ones. We currently have specially trained officers with them to help through this terrible time.

"We are still in the early stages of this investigation, however several witnesses have assisted us with vital information concerning the description of the offender. We believe a confrontation took place following an inflatable doll hitting Robert's girlfriend.

"We are aware other assaults took place in the park that evening, but I am specifically appealing for witnesses who recall seeing the inflatable doll and the attack on Robert immediately thereafter.

"I am keen for those witnesses to come forward and other persons nearby who may have mobile phone footage of the attack or captured an image of the person responsible.

"Finally, if you are the man responsible or were with him that evening, please come forward."

Anyone with information can contact the incident room direct on 0161 85 69283 or email the incident room on mit.syndicate8@gmp.police.ukwith any relevant footage.

Alternatively you can call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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8:03am Mon 16 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

don't you mean racist thug as the victim was white? it would be if it was other way round typical media
don't you mean racist thug as the victim was white? it would be if it was other way round typical media Bhudeeka
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10:16am Mon 16 Jun 14

wormshero says...

The guy got attacked for defending his girlfriend, doesn't sound like it was racially motivated to me...
I hope they catch the guy though, festivals are supposed be chilled out safe places and for this to happen is horrible. Reading through the account of what happened I would hope the attacker comes forward rather than having to be tracked and brought to justice.
The guy got attacked for defending his girlfriend, doesn't sound like it was racially motivated to me... I hope they catch the guy though, festivals are supposed be chilled out safe places and for this to happen is horrible. Reading through the account of what happened I would hope the attacker comes forward rather than having to be tracked and brought to justice. wormshero
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10:06pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Not that it should be viewed as being particularly germane to the grist of this story, I am nevertheless at a complete loss to see anything within the reportage that indicates the 'complexion' unfortunate victim.

How did Bhudeeka get the idea that this was a racial attack? Or is just 'hard wired ' to react negatively to reports concerning mixed race individuals?
Not that it should be viewed as being particularly germane to the grist of this story, I am nevertheless at a complete loss to see anything within the reportage that indicates the 'complexion' unfortunate victim. How did Bhudeeka get the idea that this was a racial attack? Or is just 'hard wired ' to react negatively to reports concerning mixed race individuals? OMPITA [Intl]
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