The family of a man who died days after he was punched to the ground during the Parklife festival in Manchester have paid tribute to him. Robert Hart, 26, passed away on Wednesday after he was attacked by an unknown offender whilst dancing with his girlfriend on Saturday. Robert's family said:
"The day the music died. Robert's loss of life through his love of music have left his family and friends and empty and beyond pain."
Police have released an efit of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack at the Parklife Festival in Manchester.
26 year old Robert Hart was dancing with his girlfriend on Saturday night in front of the main stage when he was attacked by an unknown man and died in hospital.
Police describe the offender as a mixed heritage male, aged in his late 20's 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.
A man who was attacked at the Parklife music festival in Manchester has died. The man named as Robert Hart was dancing with his girlfriend on Saturday night in front of the main stage when he was punched unconscious by an unknown man.
The 26 year old was given CPR at the scene by two off-duty medical personnel but died yesterday in hospital.
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.