“LOST WITHOUT HIM”: Family pay tribute to murdered father of two
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The family of father-of-two Danny Humble, who died after he was attacked by a gang of youths, has said: “We are lost without him – we are broken.”
A murder investigation was launched after welder Danny Humble, 35, was fatally assaulted in Cramlington, Northumberland, on Saturday 29 May.
He died in hospital from his injuries the next day.
Northumbria Police investigated reports that the attack followed a brief exchange of words, and officers arrested eight youths aged between 16 and 18 on suspicion of murder.
They have been released under investigation.
The victim’s mother, Deb Humble, said: “Danny was a devoted dad.
“He was a welder by trade and took great pride in his work but his first priority and most important job was always being a father.
“He was a family man and very close to his two brothers, the Humble brothers – the ‘Three Musketeers’, as they were known to us.
“He was also a great son, someone to be proud of, and a very loving boyfriend.”
She added: “We are lost without him – we are broken.
“Compassionate, hilarious and a good friend, he will be missed by so, so many, and his absence leaves a hole in so many lives.
“If anyone has any information about what happened that night, please come forward and speak to police.”
Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks, leading the inquiry, said: “This was a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in the death of a much-loved father, family man and friend.
“Our thoughts go out to Danny’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time and they will continue to be supported by a team of specialist officers.
“The family have requested that their privacy is respected and we urge everyone to allow them space to grieve.”
She added: “We know this incident has shocked the community of Cramlington.
“As our investigation continues, there will be extra patrols in the area and I would urge anyone with concerns to speak to an officer.
“We are absolutely committed to finding out the circumstances that led to Danny’s death, and I’d like to thank members of the public who have already been in touch passing on information that could assist detectives with this investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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