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Bedfordshire taxi driver death: Family tribute to 'people person'

Mehar Dhariwal
Image caption Mehar Dhariwal died following an assault in Bedford

A Bedfordshire taxi driver who died following an alleged assault was a "real people person", his family has said.

Mehar Dhariwal, of Kempston, died in hospital on 29 January following an incident a week earlier at a taxi office in St Peters Street, Bedford.

A 26-year-old man from Bedford has been charged with the murder of 61-year-old Mr Dhariwal.

He was expected to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court on Friday.

In a statement released through police, Mr Dhariwal's family said: "He was a real people person who loved to be out and about in the community and we have been overwhelmed by the amount of people who have stopped us to pass on their condolences.

"Our dad loved his family more than anything in the world. He leaves behind a loving wife, three sons, three daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren, who will find it difficult to cope and who will miss him very much."

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