It will be a very sad holiday season this year for the family of Ronald Hayes.
A postmortem report has confirmed the 63-year-old gay British man was “beaten to death” outside a bar in Chester, England last Saturday.
Hayes suffered major head injuries following an assault near the Liverpool Arms Bar at around 1 a.m. on November 23. He was attacked shortly after leaving the night club. Police can now confirm that the official cause of death was “blunt force trauma to the head.”
After the incident, Hayes was rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition before being placed on a ventilator. The ventilator was switched off at 1 p.m. on Monday and he died shortly thereafter.
Two 26-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They are both currently out on bail. Police say the investigation into Hayes’ murder is still ongoing.
Hayes’ family described him as a “doting partner, father and grandfather whose spirit and energy was infectious.”
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