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The family of a grandfather, murdered after a night out, say he was a "doting" loved one.
Ronald Hayes, 63, was attacked as he left the Liverpool Arms bar in Chester on Saturday. He was taken to hospital and placed on a life support machine. It was switched off yesterday.
Police believe his killers were in the same bar. Two people were arrested, questioned and bailed.
Ronald's family say: "Those closest to Ronald describe him as a doting partner, father and grandfather whose spirit and energy was infectious. He had a drive for life that outweighed his years. We are all deeply saddened."
Police have released this picture of Robert Hayes, from Morpeth, who was attacked outside of a pub in Chester. A murder inquiry has been launched.
The family of a man from Northumberland, who died after an attack in Chester, has released this statement:
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a Northumberland man was attacked outside of a Chester pub. 63-year-old Robert Hayes had been in the Liverpool Arms Bar when he was attacked in the early hours of November 23.
Two men have been arrested and released on bail.