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Kevin Kelly death: Tributes to dad killed in street 'altercation'

Kevin Kelly, 27, from Luton, was involved in an altercation in Upper George Street Image copyright Bedfordshire Police
Image caption Kevin Kelly was fatally injured in Upper George Street

A man who died following an "altercation" in Luton town centre was a "loving family man who adored his son", his family have said.

Kevin Kelly died after he was badly injured in Upper George Street in the early hours of 1 May.

The 27-year-old, from Luton, was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Mr Kelly's family said: "We are devastated by the loss and his cheeky smile will never be forgotten."

They added: "Kevin's father, two brothers, four sisters, partner, son, two nieces and three nephews, all of whom adored him, would like to thank everyone for their support and condolences.

"Kevin was a loving family man who adored his son. He worked hard his whole life and we were all so proud of him when he started his own plastering company.

"Our lives have been torn apart by Kevin's death."

Police are continuing an investigation, and a man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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