Tributes paid to Hartlepool attack victim Mark Dixon
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.