Family offer £1,000 reward for footage of son being restrained by bouncers before death
Adam Hird, 30, died in hospital after the incident in London last month
Monday 07 July 2014
The family of a man who died after being restrained by bouncers outside a bar in London are offering a £1,000 for any footage of the incident.
Adam Hird, from Epping, collapsed outside Club No.65, in Vauxhall, in the early hours of 15 June and died two days later in hospital.
Police were called to reports that he was being restrained by security staff at 3.20am and officers found him collapsed when they arrived.
Further tests are being carried out after a post-mortem in June was inconclusive.
Mr Hird, a travel agent, was engaged at the time of his death and was hoping to become a commercial pilot.
His family released a statement saying the 30-year-old was “full of life, kind, gentle and funny”.
It continued: “He loved traveling and new experiences and had visited some of the most far flung and often dangerous countries around the world and we often worried about him when he was away.
“We never imagined that this could happen, right here, so close to where we live, where he should have been safe. We are deeply shocked and distraught at what has happened to Adam.”
Adam Hird collapsed while being restrained Detectives and Mr Hird’s family are appealing for a woman believed to have filmed the events on her mobile phone to come forward.
The woman was described as tall, slim and in her 20s, with blonde hair in a ponytail.
She was wearing shorts and her phone was said to be a “flip phone”.
Det Insp Sharon Marman, from the Metropolitan Police, said: “I would like to reassure this woman that she is not in any trouble and that she can contact the police with the confidence that she will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.”
A statement from Mr Hird’s family offered a reward of £1,000 to anyone providing footage.
It added: “We sincerely ask that anyone who witnessed or recorded the incident please contact the police.”
Four men arrested in connection with the investigation have been bailed.
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more