Widow's New Appeal After Husband's Death

Three years after her husband died following a pub brawl, a widow from Thanet wants the truth about what happened.

Today (24th February) marks exactly three years since a pub brawl at the Nottingham Castle Hotel on Beach Road in Westgate.

The owner of the pub, 58 year old Richard Would, was left with serious head injuries and died two months after the incident.

Over the years 12 people have been arrested, but no one's ever been charged over his death. The investigation's on-going, and detectives are re-interviewing witnesses in a bid to get more information.

It's thought the fight started after someone who had been barred was asked to leave the pub.

Richard Would's widow Linda wants anyone who knows what happened on this night to get in touch with Kent Police.

Mrs Would said:

"We have eight children and I am seeking some closure for them, and for myself. Our youngest was 12 when he lost his Dad and that's not right.

"I would ask anyone who, for whatever reason three years ago, was withholding information to revisit their consciences and to come forward now. It is not too late.

"I am a great believer in Karma and am holding on that, but for all our sakes, I would like justice to be done through the criminal court as well."

Anyone with information can call Kent Police on 01622 690690 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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