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Family tribute to Richard Stroud after Guildford club attack

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Image caption Richard Stroud died in St George's Hospital, Tooting, the day after the assault

The family of a man who died from a head injury after an assault outside Guildford City Social Club have paid tribute to "a gentle giant".

Richard Stroud, 46, from Guildford, died in hospital on 4 January, the day after the assault in Joseph's Road.

"Richard gave so much love and laughter, he would help anybody, and when it came to doing things he was a perfectionist," his family said.

Matthew Boyd, 32, from Plumstead, south London has been charged with murder.

Mr Stroud's family said the West Ham football fan had a wicked sense of humour and loved a joke and his music.

"How proud we all are of our Richard as a son, father, brother, uncle and husband," they said.

"He was a good guy."

Mr Boyd also faces two counts of assault.

He was remanded in custody until 1 April by Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday.

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