Colin Palmer: Tributes for Par street death victim

Biscovey death: floral tributes, 18 August 2013 Floral tributes to Mr Palmer have been left near the place he was found unconscious

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Tributes have been paid to a man who died after a street disturbance in Cornwall.

Colin Palmer, 57, from the St Austell area, was found unconscious on a street in Biscovey, Par, in the early hours of Saturday. He died later in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy and three men aged 21, 19 and 18, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released on bail until the end of November.

Devon and Cornwall Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident.

'Cruel blow'

Mr Palmer was found near the junction of St Marys Road and Robins Close at about 02:00 BST on Saturday.

"I can't believe it's happened to such a nice guy," friend Sheila Triggs told BBC News.

"All the locals are absolutely gutted... he'll be sadly missed."

Floral tributes, including one which said "RIP Colin - a great friend" have been left near the scene of the incident.

Tributes to Mr Palmer, who was a keen banger racer, have also been paid on social networking sites.

Local town councillor Stuart Wheeler tweeted that Mr Palmer's death was a "cruel blow" for a close-knit community.

Police said Mr Palmer's next of kin were being supported by family liaison officers.

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