Man arrested over Manchester Parklife festival murder

The organisers of the Parklife Festival in Manchester have offered a £20k reward to help find the killer of Robert Hart who was attacked at the festival.

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Family of Robert Hart tell Granada Reports how important it is to catch his killer

New details are emerging about the man wanted by police in connection with the death of Robert Hart who was attacked at the Parklife Festival in Manchester.

Police say the man responsible he was with a blonde woman wearing a pink top with a black jacket and he was shepherded away by friends.

Robert's mother Elaine, his brother Richard and girlfriend Gemma joined Tony and Lucy on Granada Reports:-


Man questioned over Manchester Parklife attack

A 31 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder at the Parklife music in Manchester.

26 year old Robert Hart, who was with his girlfriend Gemma, died in hospital after he was punched to the ground.

The pair were at the front of the main stage at Heaton Park when the incident took place.

Police say a man's been arrested in Cheshire and is being questioned about the attack.

Robert Hart and girlfriend Gemma Parry

Detective Inspector Richard Eales from Greater Manchester Police said: "Over the last two weeks, we have received a huge amount support by both the public and the media for the appeal to help find the person responsible.

"We now have a man in custody but that doesn't mean the investigation is at an end. We are continuing to investigate and we are renewing our appeal for information or any relevant footage."

Anyone with information can contact the incident room direct on 0161 85 69283 or email the incident room on with any relevant footage.

Police release Parklife drone footage to help find killer

Police investigating the fatal attack on a festival-goer at the Parklife music event have released drone footage of the crowd to try and identify his killer.

Around 70,000 people were in the crowd at the time 26-year-old Robert Hart was attacked in front of the main stage.

Detectives are trawling through hours footage taken from 50 CCTV cameras inside the Heaton Park venue.

£20k reward to find Manchester Parklife killer

Robert Hart Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Organisers of the Parklife festival in Manchester are offering a £20k reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the death of Robert Hart.

Robert, 26, died last Wednesday afternoon after being assaulted by an unknown man at the Parklife Weekender Festival on Saturday 7 June 2014.

E-Fit of suspect Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The offender is described as a mixed race male, aged in his late twenties 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.


Robert Hart pictured with girlfriend Gemma Parry - they'd talked of starting a family

Robert Hart and Gemma Parry Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Gemma says it was testament to the kind of person he was that so many came to visit him in hospital before his death. She says over 100 people queued up to visit him. Gemma says he'd been excited about going to the Parklife Festival and music was a big part of his life.

Robert Hart and Gemma Parry Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Robert was attacked at the Parklife weekender and died in hospital four days later. Police have issued an e-fit and the family today appealed directly to the public for their help in finding the man responsible.

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