Father on night out with his son killed in Birmingham fight

Tribute paid to ‘loving father’ who died in Birmingham 

The family of a man who died after being assaulted in Brindley Place have described how they are ‘devastated and heartbroken to lose such an amazing, thoughtful and kind man’.

Matthew Carroll, fondly known as Matty, was out with his family on Saturday evening (29 August).

Matthew Carroll
Matthew Carroll, aged 50

The 50-year-old’s family said: “We are all devastated and heartbroken to lose such an amazing, thoughtful and kind man.

“He had a heart of gold and would put anyone before himself. He was loving father, always devoted to his children. He’s always been a hard worker and enjoyed going the gym.

“He was a social and friendly person, who loved being around family and friends. He always made people feel welcome and made people laugh. Our hearts are shattered into a thousand pieces, we are all still in shock, it doesn’t seem real. 

“Our lives will never be the same without him.” 

Matthew was out with his son and some of his friends, who were involved in a fight just off Broad Street at around 1.30am.


He was taken to hospital with head injuries and was sadly pronounced dead later that day. A post mortem examination will take place today (31 August).

Extensive CCTV enquiries are ongoing.

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