Tributes paid to Hartlepool attack victim Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Mark Dixon died on 12 October, a week after being assaulted

The family of a man who died after being assaulted in Hartlepool have said they are devastated by their loss.

Mark Dixon, 32, died in hospital a week after being attacked on 5 October.

In a statement released by Cleveland Police, the family said Mr Dixon, a married father of a five-year-old girl, did not socialise often and was "taken away from us in horrendous circumstances".

A 28-year-old man remains on bail in connection with the incident.

The family said: "Mark was a young, healthy family man.

"Friends and family have begun to fundraise for Mark and we would like to thank everybody for all the support shown."

The incident happened just after 04:00 BST on Victoria Road.

Cleveland Police said a post-mortem examination revealed Mr Dixon died of head injuries.

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