Murder investigation launched after man dies following assault in Shirebrook.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following an assault in Shirebrook.

Officers were called to Chestnut Drive just before 7am on 11 August to reports of an assault taking place.

At the scene Alan Youd was found with serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

Sadly, the 69-year-old died in hospital on Tuesday 17 August.

A statement released by his family, who are being supported by specialist officers, said: “We as a family are devastated, our dad was a doting father, grandfather and father in law.

“We can never replace what we have lost.

“Dad was the biggest kid when he spent time with his grandchildren he loved them dearly and they thought the world of him, they would always be spoiled by Grandpa and he would take them out swimming and to all the local parks.

“His zest for life was continued in his love of motorcycles especially his Triumph Bonneville. He finally passed his test at 65 and he would often ring us when he has ridden out to the coast.

“He would always try to help others where needed and was a regular blood donor giving 160 donations of blood and platelets.

“Dad’s memory will remain with us and his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. We will miss him more than words could ever portray and will love him forever.”

Arthur Cabourn, 53, of Chestnut Drive, Shirebrook, was charged on 12 August with causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent in relation to the assault of Mr Youd.