North West Wales

Henry Ayabowei: Tribute to man killed outside nightclub

Henry Ayabowei
Image caption Henry Ayabowei was a father-of two who has been described as a 'true gentleman'

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after being assaulted outside a nightclub in Gwynedd.

Henry Ayabowei, known as Henry Esin, was found outside Peep in Bangor by police just before 02:00 BST on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital, but died on Sunday morning.

Llanfairpwll football club said Mr Ayabowei was a "true gentleman in every sense".

The 27-year-old father of two from the Llangefni area played football for a number of clubs in the Anglesey region.

The club said: "It is with great regret that we have just heard the tragic news that Henry 'Romeo' Esin has passed away as a result of the injuries received.

"We offer Henry's family and friends our sincerest condolences at this most heartbreaking time.

"Gone but never forgotten, a true gentleman in every sense."

In a tweet the nightclub said: "We wish to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased who was a customer of ours. Our thoughts are with them at this tragic time."

Floral tributes to Mr Ayabowei have been left outside the nightclub and a fundraising appeal for his family has been started.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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