Date: 14 Jun 2001
Place: North Hill, Plymouth
Colin Beer died after being punched.
It was thought that he had been involved in an incident of road rage.
He had been out drinking at the Hyde Park pub in the Mutley district on Saturday 9 June 2001 and was seen walking along Mutley Plain, through the traffic, up to North Hill. It was thought that at some point he had become involved in an incident and a driver had got out of their car and punched him.
Colin Beer fell to the ground and suffered from a fractured skull after hitting his head. He died 5 days later in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth on 14 June 2001.
He had left the Hyde Park pub at 6pm and was seen walking in and out of traffic. He was seen to make contact with a wing mirror of a blue Peugeot 406 car, either hitting it or bumping into it. Witnesses then saw a man get out of a red Vauxhall Cavalier car at 6.15pm and hit Colin Beer. The car was said to have had an eight-inch black sticker on the offside of the boot. The driver was described as being aged around 30 years old, of a medium build, with a thin-face, short brown hair and a goatee beard. He was said to have been wearing a white shirt and blue or black jeans.
Colin Beer had lived in Devonport.