Family pay tribute to 'loving' son

PUBLISHED: 15:41 04 January 2011 | UPDATED: 16:44 04 January 2011

James Hewlett

James Hewlett

THE family of James Hewlett who died following a serious assault have paid tribute to the 'loving and fun' 24-year-old.

James, known as Jim, died on Saturday afternoon from a serious head injury that he sustained when he was assaulted at 2am the same day.

In a statement released today his family said: “Jim was such a loving and fun son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend.

“His love of life meant that he lived his 24 years to the maximum, but was also so caring and wise beyond his years.

“We have been overwhelmed by the number of people whose lives he touched wherever he went. So many moving and funny stories that people have shared with us have meant so much.

“His life was so full of promise. We only wish that we could have had more time with him to watch him fulfil more of his dreams and ambitions.”

James was attacked outside a takeaway in Cheddar and was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol where he later died.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, in particular anyone who was in the St Andrew’s Road area at the time.

Ring police on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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