Police are investigating after a man died following an assault.
Officers were called at 11.50pm on Saturday, April 8 with reports the 42-year-old was assaulted outside the Boars Head pub in High Street, Dunmow.
It caused him to fall to the ground, resulting in a serious head injury.
He was taken to Broomfield Hospital and later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where sadly he died on Tuesday, April 18.
The man has been identified as Kieren O’Rourke, of Barnards Field, Thaxted.
A post mortem examination gave a preliminary cause of death as a head injury.
A 30-year-old man from Stansted Mountfitchet was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and released under investigation. Enquiries are ongoing.
Mr O’Rourke’s family said: “We as a family are devastated by the tragic loss our Kieren, a loving father, son and brother.
“We please ask for privacy at this incredibly sad time.”
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore said: “This is a tragic loss of life and I am determined to establish exactly how Kieren received this injury.
“I am in no doubt that there are witnesses who saw Kieren involved in an altercation with another man outside The Boars Head about 11.45pm on April 8.
“I appeal for those witnesses or anyone with information about the incident, including those who have CCTV, mobile phone or dash cam footage to come forward.
Contact the Harlow Major Investigation Team on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org