Family of man who died at Parklife Weekender appeal for his killer to come forward

26 year old Robert Hart died in hospital after what police described as a 'brutal assault'

Family of man who died at Parklife Weekender appeal for his killer to come forward

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The family of the man killed at the Parklife Weekender festival in Manchester earlier this month have appealed for his killer to come forward.

26 year old Robert Hart died in hospital after what police described as a "brutal assault" at the festival on June 7. It was reported that Hart was attacked after protecting his girlfriend from being hit repeatedly with an inflatable toy while waiting for Snoop Dogg's headline set at the festival.

His mother Elaine, from Rainow, near Macclesfield, has now appealed for her son's killer to make themselves known to police. "I have lost my son who I absolutely adored, as I do all of my children," she said at a press conference, via The Daily Mail. "He was the kindest, warmest, and funniest man and not aggressive and we all adored him. This person has took that all away from us. They know they have done it."

Greater Manchester Police say the man they believe is responsible for the attack is approximately 25 years old, six feet tall, with short, curly, black hair shaved at the sides and have revealed an E-fit image, pictured. He was wearing shorts and a blue, bomber-style jacket with the letter ‘A’ in white on the front.

A statement from Parklife's organisers given to NME read: "Everyone involved in Parklife is devastated by today's deeply sad announcement. Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences go out to Rob'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."

In a separate incident, two men were stabbed at the same festival, also on June 7. Reports suggest the men were wounded 'during a brawl' at the festival in the city's Heaton Park. One of the men was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary with serious but non-life threatening injuries whilst the other was treated on site. Two men were arrested after police were called to the site at around 7.30pm.

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