Dad dies after celebrating son's birth

A father from Middlesbrough has died after celebrating the birth of his son. Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, died on Sunday morning. Cleveland Police are treating it as suspicious.

Police trace witnesses after Middlesbrough dad's death

Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, died in the early hours of Sunday morning. Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are continuing to try and trace people involved in a large scale disturbance in Middlesbrough that ended with the death of a young father.

Benji Bonsenbroek, 23, was wetting his baby's head when he was assaulted in the Park Hotel in Middlesbrough in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detectives are examining CCTV and say they're confident of making arrests.

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Middlesbrough dad death "not being treated as murder"

Cleveland Police Det Supt Rob Donaghy
Cleveland Police Det Supt Rob Donaghy Credit: ITV news

A father from Middlesbrough who was killed while celebrating his son's birth was involved in a "large scale significant disturbance" according to police.

Benji Bolsenbroek died in the early hours of Sunday morning after a night out in Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police Det Supt Rob Donaghy told a press conference that they did not know what part Mr Bolsenbroek played in the incident but they are not treating his death as murder.

The new father made his way to his mother's house after being assaulted in the Park Hotel on Linthorpe Road.

Benji Bolsenbroek
Benji Bolsenbroek Credit: via Facebook

He was later taken to James Cook hospital, Middlesbrough, where he died.

It is still unclear how he died after post mortem results were inconclusive.

Specialist search teams have been looking for weapons in the area around the Park Hotel.

Detectives are now examining CCTV from inside the hotel and said they are confident of making arrests.

'He had so much more to give'

Georgina McGuire and son Kianey

The girlfriend of a man killed while celebrating his son's birth has described him as the best dad ever who had so much more to give.

Georgina McGuire took to Facebook last night to post a tribute to Benji Bolsenbroek.

Ms McGuire says she hopes she will soon wake up from the worst nightmare of her life

Georgina McGuire's tribute on her Facebook page

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Police appeal after dad dies celebrating birth of son

Benji Bolsenbroek with son Kianey

Police investigating the death of a father who died while celebrating the birth of his son will hold a press conference later.

Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, is believed to have died after an altercation outside the Park Hotel, on Linthorpe Road, in Middlesbrough in the early hours of Sunday.

Mr Bolsenbroek, whose son Kianey was born less than a week ago, was celebrating with six or seven friends.

Earlier he had posted on his facebook page that he was looking forward to wetting his son's head.

Forensic investigators close road in Middlesbrough after death

Forensic teams are examining an area of Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough, after a man aged 23 died in James Cook University Hospital on Sunday. Police have not revealed the circumstances of his death, but said they were treating it as suspicious.

Linthorpe Road
Search teams investigate an area of Linthorpe Road, close to the Park Hotel Credit: ITV
Linthorpe Road
The road was cordoned off by police treating the death as suspicious Credit: ITV

Road closed for police to investigate suspicious death

A section of Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough is cordoned off while Cleveland Police officers investigate the death of a 23-year-old man. He died in "suspicious" circumstances in James Cook University Hospital on Sunday morning.

Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough was closed for investigations Credit: ITV

Detectives said they were carrying out inquiries in several locations, including around the Park Hotel.

Park Hotel
The Park Hotel on Linthore Road was named as one of the areas police needed to carry out inquiries Credit: ITV
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