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A man who died after being beaten outside a Brentwood High Street bar on Christmas Eve was hit by a doorman.

Paul Wallington, 25, died on Saturday, December 29, after he was involved in an incident outside The Vine bar at around 11.50 pm on Christmas Eve.

Essex police said there was an altercation between the 25-year-old and another man, and during the incident, Wallington was beaten and beaten on the ground.

An ambulance was called and Mr. Wallington was taken to the Queen's hospital in Romford, where he died sadly five days later.

The flowers are being left outside The Vine Bar in Brentwood High Street

The Essex police have opened an investigation into the murder.

A 29-year-old man from Basildon was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, December 30.

He has now been released on bail until January 25.

According to witnesses, Mr. Wallington was beaten by a doorman outside the bar in Brentwood.

"Paul was drunk and a doorman hit him," said a woman who did not want to be named.

"It fell to the ground and it was cold."

Paul Wallington died after being hit in a bar in Brentwood High Street on Christmas Eve

Although Mr. Wallington has been identified by the police, a formal identification procedure has not yet been carried out.

The Chief Inspector, Chief Inspector Daniel Stoten, of the Serious Crimes Directorate of Kent and Essex, said: "The death of such a young man, at this time of year, is heartbreaking.

"We would like to hear someone who was in or near The Vine before, or at the time of the incident, and witnessed or recorded images on their phones.

"I would also like to appeal to the occupants of the vehicles that passed and who witnessed the incident or have images of the camera on the board to contact us."

The victim's family is currently being supported by trained officers after the tragic events.

Wallington's family has said she is "devastated" by his death and described him as "happy and loving".

Mr. Wallington was involved in an altercation outside The Vine in Brentwood

They said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved son, Paul.

"He was a happy and loving son and enjoyed spending time at home with his family, especially his nephews.

"Paul is a beloved son, brother and grandson.

"We would ask that at this moment they leave us in peace to mourn as a family."

Anyone who has information about the incident, or any video from the phone or the camera on the board, is asked to contact the Main Investigations Team at Rayleigh at 101, citing the crime reference number 42/188854 / 18 or sending them by email to scd.appeals.essex @ essex.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, it is possible to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Vine has been contacted to comment on the incident by Essex Live.