South Yorkshire Police have now named the man who died in an incident in the Don Jon Hotel public house, in Maltby, near Rotherham on the evening of October 14th.
Robert David Hurdley, who was 45 and from Dinnington, was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital after suffering a serious head injury but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. His family have released the following statement:
"Our family have been devastated by the loss of Robert. He was a popular, lively and successful family man and the father of three beautiful young children. He had spent the day coaching the Dinnington Boys Rugby Team and shared that evening having a drink with friends."
"He is deeply loved by us all. I would ask that anyone with information please contact the police."
A 30-year-old Maltby man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the Don Jon pub or nearby pubs on Sunday evening, or anyone with information that may assist to call them on 101. Or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after man died after a scuffle at a pub in Maltby.
A 45-year-old man died after a fight at the Don Jon Hotel pub. It is believed a number of people were involved in a fight and the victim received a head injury. He was taken to Rotherham District Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
A 35-year-old man from Maltby was originally arrested on suspicion of murder, but now has been released and is on bail for public order offences.
A 30-year-old Maltby man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder. Investigations are continuing.
A 45-year old man has died after an incident at a hotel in South Yorkshire. It happened around 10pm yesterday evening at the Don Jon Hotel in Maltby. Police say a number of people were involved in a fight in which the victim suffered a serious head injury.
He was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.