Colin Palmer murder: Three released without charge

Colin Palmer. Pic: Devon and Cornwall Police Colin Palmer was a keen banger racer

Three people have been released without charge after a man died following a street disturbance in Cornwall.

Colin Palmer, 57, was found unconscious near the junction of St Mary's Road and Robins Close in Biscovey, Par, early on Saturday. His family paid tribute, saying they were "deeply saddened".

Two men, aged 21 and 19, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder but have now been released.

An 18-year-old man has been released on bail until the end of November.

'Loving father'

Mr Palmer, who was from the St Austell area and a keen banger racer, was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro but he later died.

Murder scene, Biscovey, Cornwall, 17 August 2013 The 57-year-old was found unconscious in the street and died later in hospital

Mr Palmer's mother, Joan, and sister, Sharron, said they had been "overwhelmed by the positive response from the general public".

They said: "We are astonished by how many people knew Colin. It has given us great support.

"However, he is sadly missed."

Tributes have also been paid on social networking sites and flowers have been left near the scene of the incident.

Det Insp Stuart Ellis, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said no weapons were used in the incident despite "a number of rumours... circulating locally about Mr Palmer's death".

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

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