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Dead pilot's family appeal for bouncer clash video

  • 7 July 2014
  • From the section London
Adam Hird, who died after he was restrained outside a bar in south London
Adam Hird was restrained by security guards outside a club before he collapsed

The family of a man who died after being restrained by bouncers outside a Vauxhall club have offered a £1,000 reward for footage of the incident.

Police said a woman in her 20s filmed a confrontation between bouncers and Adam Hird, 30.

Mr Hird collapsed after being restrained outside the entrance of the No.65 bar on Albert Embankment in the early hours of 15 June.

He was taken to hospital but died two days later.

A tall, slim, blonde woman in her 20s with a ponytail and wearing shorts filmed the incident on a "flip phone", said police.

Adam Hird was a keen pilot and traveller

Mr Hird, a keen pilot from Epping, was engaged and hoped to become a father, his family said.

A statement from the family said he loved travelling and new experiences and had visited "some of the most far flung and often dangerous countries around the world".

"We never imagined that this could happen, right here, so close to where we live, where he should have been safe," it added.

"We are deeply shocked and distraught at what has happened to Adam."

Police are still awaiting the results of tests carried out during a post mortem on Mr Hird. An inquest date has not yet been set.

Four men aged 21, 22, 29 and 50 were arrested after the incident and have been released on bail.

Detectives said at the time they were treating his death as "suspicious" and any footage could be "very important" to their investigation.

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