Devastated family's tribute to victim of assault

The family of the man who died after an assault in Luton town centre on Sunday, May 1 have today paid tribute to him.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 5:42 pm
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 6:47 pm
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Kevin Kelly, 27, from Luton, was attacked in Upper George Street just after 5am. He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

In a statement the family said: “Kevin’s father, two brothers, four sisters, partner, son, two nieces and three nephews, all of which adored him, would like to thank everyone for their support and condolences.

“We are devastated by the loss of Kevin. He touched so many people’s lives and was loved by everyone. His cheeky smile will never be forgotten.

“Kevin was a loving family man who adored his son. He worked hard his whole life and we were all so proud of him when he started his own plastering company.

“Our lives have been torn apart by Kevin’s death and we would ask that people respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

Police continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident. Call police on 101 quoting Op Dubnium with information.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the altercation. After initially being held in custody, he has since been released on bail.