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Family tribute to 'loving father'
Kevin Lavelle
Kevin Lavelle is survived by two young children
The family of a man who died after a disturbance outside a pub have paid tribute to a "loving father".

Kevin Lavelle, 29, from Liverpool, died from head injuries on 24 June after the incident outside the Cricketers' Arms in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

A family statement said: "News of Kevin's tragic death has devastated all of us privileged enough to know him."

It happened shortly after the England v Portugal Euro 2004 match, but it is not known if was football-related.

The statement adds: "Kevin was a dearly-loved, loving and devoted fiancÚ to his partner and father to his two children; two-year-old James and baby Megan.

"At the time of his death, Kevin was working in Banbury to provide for his family and save for his wedding.

"Kevin was a much cherished father, fiancÚ, son, brother and uncle, and will be forever sadly missed by us all."

Nine men, aged from 23 to 52, were arrested over the incident and granted police bail.


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