The man attacked at this year’s Parklife Weekender has died.
Police stated on Monday that Robert Hart, 26 from Macclesfield, was in critical condition after suffering a “brutal assault” at the Manchester festival. It’s since emerged that he was knocked unconscious after trying to protect his girlfriend from being hit by an inflatable toy.
Police have released an E-FIT image of the attacker, below. They have described him as “a mixed race male, aged in his late 20s and around 6ft 1in tall. He has a muscular build and short, dark hair which was shaved at the sides. He was also wearing shorts and a blue, bomber-style jacket with the letter ‘A’ in white on the front.”
Detective Inspector Richard Eales states “our immediate thoughts go out to Robert’s family and loved ones. We currently have specially trained officers with them to help through this terrible time.”
“We are still in the early stages of this investigation, however several witnesses have assisted us with vital information concerning the description of the offender.”
The festival organisers also released a statement urging witnesses to come forward:
“Everyone involved in Parklife is devastated by today’s deeply sad announcement. Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences go out to Robert’s family and friends at this difficult time. We will continue to assist Greater Manchester Police with its investigation and urge anyone that may have witnessed the incident to contact the Police through any official channel available to them.”
In a separate incident, two people were arrested at the festival after two men were stabbed during a fight. One victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the other was treated at the on-site medical facility.