Tributes paid to Parklife Festival attack victim

A man who was seriously assaulted at Parklife Festival in Manchester has died.

Further tributes to Manchester Parklife attack victim

The family of a man who died days after he was punched to the ground during the Parklife festival in Manchester have paid further 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 and girlfriend Gemma

Robert's family said:

Robert, Bobby, Uncle Bob, different names to different people, but to friends and family and everyone who knew Robert, he was simply “awesome".

Robert had a love of music and a love of life.

From playing his guitar and singing along full pelt to Blue Moon, to rocking up and working at concerts and festivals year after year wearing wellies in the rain and shades in the sunshine.

Robert loved travelling across the world always with his guitar and city shirt but always followed his Hart home to mum.

Robert had a positive attitude to life, always smiling and full of compassion.

Robert meant everything to his girlfriend Gemma. He was her absolute world and could turn her tears into smiles in an instant.

In one mindless moment the Hart has been ripped out of our family. Robert will never watch his beloved Manchester City play football.

Never wear any of his 91 pairs of trainers or light up a room with his smile.

Never will he have a chance to dote on a child of his own as he did his nephews and nieces

Four siblings have now become three.

Family tribute to Parklife victim, 'The day the music died'

Robert Hart

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."

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Official quote from Parklife Festival organisers

"Everyone involved in Parklife is devastated by today's deeply sad announcement.

Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences go out to Robert's family and friends at this difficult time.

We will continue to assist Greater Manchester Police with its investigation and urge anyone that may have witnessed the incident to contact the Police through any official channel available to them."

Music fan dies in hospital after festival attack

A young music fan attacked at the Parklife festival in Manchester has died.

Robert Hart from Macclesfield was dancing with his girlfriend just before the main act appeared on stage on Saturday night.

He was attacked trying to protect her.

Police are now sifting through thousands of pictures taken on mobile phones and have issued an efit of a man wanted in connection with the attack.

Elaine Willcox reports:-

Police investigating Parklife violence look at images on social media sites

A possible attack pictured below is the latest to be investigated by officers following the two-day music festival at Manchester's Heaton Park that attracted more than 140,000 people.

A photograph of a suspect attacking another man at the Heaton Park posted on social media sites.

Detectives from Greater Manchester say they are already investigating three serious assaults at the weekend event.

In total, police made 29 arrests plus a further 26 crime reports were submitted, the majority of which were for either assaults or public order offences.

Meanwhile, officers have confirmed that a man punched unconscious by an unknown man has since died.

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.

Efit released of Parklife attack suspect

Police efit

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.

Robert Hart

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.

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Parklife attack victim dies

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.

– Detective Inspector Richard Eales