Police urge people filming at Tommy Main party to come forward

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Police investigating the death of young father Tommy Main have appealed for anyone at a party with him on Saturday night to come forward.

Anyone who was filming or taking pictures are also asked to contact police.

The 23-year-old was at a party in a house in The Nursery when he collapsed and died after reportedly taking part in a 'Punch4Punch' game with another man.

The former Erith School pupil suffered a cardiac arrest and while emergency services tried to save him he sadly died at Darent Valley Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detective Inspector Michael Norman, who is leading the investigation, said " Tommy's death is being treated as unexplained but I would urge any of his friends who were at the party on the night of his death to make contact.

"I am especially interested in any images or footage from the night of his death."

Brother Benjamin wrote online: "Tommy, I love you so much boy.

"I'm a broken man without you here with us. I'm going to miss you so much baby bro."

Brother Roy slammed the "so called friends" at the party for filming the punching game.

He said: "I had to say goodbye to my little brother today for the last time.

"I'm hurting so bad, I'm so sad I love you Tommy Main."

A tribute page was set up by best friend Matthew Davey and attracted more than 2000 'likes' since the weekend.

Mr Davey and friends are setting up fundraising events to raise money for Mr Main's family and young daughter. 

Mr Main's Facebook page is flooded with pictures of his young daughter Aimee, four, whom friends say he doted on.

A friend, who didn't want to be named, told News Shopper Mr Main was taking part in a 'punching game' which went wrong.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed until late September.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 0208 721 4961. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For more information on fundraising for the Main family visit facebook.com/pages/Tommy-main/491208827678801

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8:12pm Wed 2 Jul 14

BigG says...

On seeing this mans young mans picture with his lovely little girl on AOL. I said to my wife that i recognise him. Then I read he was from Erith. I lived in that place for over 25 years. It was a nice place when we first moved there, My kids know who Tommy is too as they went to the same school. But most of Erith is just full of S***heads who have made it that way. Nothing against the decent people who live there. But they would know what I mean. Bexley Police and Council have let it get out of hand. Towards the end anyone asked where I lived I used to say I lived in the Murder Capital of Kent. The crime rate and Drugs are out of control there. And all the little yobs, think they are Gangsters.
I got out of there a few years ago. Best thing we ever did. My kids are of similar age too and we couldn't even comprehend how a loss of someone so young for whatever reason must feel.
By the news it seems there is more to this than what is printed. And I hope justice prevails. Our sympathy to all his family.
On seeing this mans young mans picture with his lovely little girl on AOL. I said to my wife that i recognise him. Then I read he was from Erith. I lived in that place for over 25 years. It was a nice place when we first moved there, My kids know who Tommy is too as they went to the same school. But most of Erith is just full of S***heads who have made it that way. Nothing against the decent people who live there. But they would know what I mean. Bexley Police and Council have let it get out of hand. Towards the end anyone asked where I lived I used to say I lived in the Murder Capital of Kent. The crime rate and Drugs are out of control there. And all the little yobs, think they are Gangsters. I got out of there a few years ago. Best thing we ever did. My kids are of similar age too and we couldn't even comprehend how a loss of someone so young for whatever reason must feel. By the news it seems there is more to this than what is printed. And I hope justice prevails. Our sympathy to all his family. BigG
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12:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Grant2436 says...

Where he lived had nothing to do with him sadly dying. It was from a silly game that they played that went tragically wrong.
I hope that young lads take note of this tragedy and dont make the same mistake.
My heart goes out to the lads family
RIP
Where he lived had nothing to do with him sadly dying. It was from a silly game that they played that went tragically wrong. I hope that young lads take note of this tragedy and dont make the same mistake. My heart goes out to the lads family RIP Grant2436
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