London: Police appeal for woman who filmed Vauxhall bar death
Police have appealed for a woman to come forward who filmed an incident outside a gay-friendly Vauxhall club in which a man died.
30-year-old Adam Hird died in the early hours of Sunday June 15 outside the No. 65 bar in Vauxhall – next door to a gay sauna – after an altercation in which he was reportedly restrained by security staff.
Four men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault.
Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Sharon Marman, said: “Obviously I am very keen to secure any footage of the incident as it could be very important to this investigation.
“I would like to reassure this woman that she is not in any trouble and that she can contact the police with the confidence that she will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.”
A statement from Adam Hird’s family said: “Adam was full of life, he was kind, gentle and funny and the youngest member of our close family.
“Adam was a qualified private pilot and loved to fly, he was just finishing his aerobatic qualification and hoped one day to be a commercial pilot.
“We never imagined that this could happen, right here, so close to where we live, where he should have been safe. We are deeply shocked and distraught at what has happened to Adam.
“We understand that a young blonde woman and possibly others may have recorded the incident on their cell phones. We sincerely ask that anyone who witnessed or recorded the incident please contact the police so we can secure the footage.
“We wish to offer a reward of £1,000 to anyone who provides video footage of the incident.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident should call the officers on 020 8721 4054, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.