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Dad who died after row at Normoss pub was 'always smiling'

The Newton Arms pub (Pic: Google)
The Newton Arms pub (Pic: Google)

Friends of a dad who died after a pub row described him as a 'true gent' and a 'great guy' who was always smiling'.

The 42-year-old flew to Turkey for a holiday after the fight, which involved two groups of men in the early hours of Saturday, but died yesterday.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police confirmed the man's name as Simon Marx after informing his family of his death.

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Writing on Facebook, Zee Jane said he was a 'true gent' whose 'massive smile could make you laugh'.

"My heart breaks for his young children and mum," she added.

Erika Norbury said: "Well there is certainly a cloud over our house this morning as we had the very sad news.

"It's his birthday tomorrow and I think it's absolutely heart rendering to hear he has sadly passed away, and with his whole life ahead of him and in such a cruel way.

"I really feel for his family, for his girlfriend who was looking forward to spending some lovely time together on holiday, and now sadly this won't be happening."

Others described him as a 'top bloke' and a 'lovely person'.