A person who died after a “brutal and unprovoked assault” has been named.
Nigel Abbott, 65, suffered head accidents in what was thought to have been a random assault in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, on Friday, police stated.
A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of homicide, following the assault on Turchill Drive, has since been sectioned below the Psychological Well being Act.
Mr Abbott’s household stated he was “not violent in any form or kind” and “did not deserve this”.
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In a press release launched by way of police, they stated he was “an idyllic husband, dad, son, father, granddad good friend and neighbour”.
The household stated: “He lived his life to the total to supply for his household and labored extraordinarily onerous to do that. Nigel was witty, enjoyable, loving, form and caring.
“Our world has deflated and our hearts are shattered.”
West Midlands Police stated it understood the boys weren’t recognized to one another.
A autopsy examination revealed Mr Abbott, who was pronounced lifeless on the scene, died on account of head accidents.
Det Insp Warren Hines stated: “This can be a devastating time for Mr Abbott’s household, who’re struggling to return to phrases with what has occurred.
“They proceed to obtain assist from specifically educated officers. Our ideas stay with them right now.”