Xscape Fight: Tribute

The family of a 24 year old who's died of injuries he suffered in a fight outside Milton Keynes' Xscape complex have paid tribute to him.

Joseph Kent (right) died at Milton Keynes Hospital on Tuesday 15 January 2013, just over two days after suffering head injuries in the fight.  Two other men were also injured and had to have hospital treatment, but were later discharged.

Three people appeared in court on Tuesday 15 January charged with causing grievous bodily harm and two counts of actual bodily harm.  That was before Joseph Kent died.  Thames Valley Police say they are now going to review the charges against those men.

The tribute, written by his brother Matt Kent, reads: “We have lost a perfect son, husband, brother, grandson, nephew, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend, Joe ‘Willis’ Kent.

“I can’t really put into words how much we as a family appreciate everyone’s comments, messages and support.

“The amount of people who came to see Joe and sent best wishes have been nothing short of phenomenal. I don’t think it’s really hit me or sunk in yet.

“Joe was the most amazing brother anyone could have asked for. He’s been there for me through everything and I like everyone else will miss him always and always.

“I will do my best to reply to as many of the messages we have received as I can, but I personally want to thank everyone who sent a message at this horrible time. If anyone needs me just let me know, because I am here for you just as much as you are here for us, it doesn’t matter whether you knew him briefly or your whole life.

“I spent the night with some fantastic people reminiscing and telling stories and it has helped so much - a huge thank you to everyone.

“I will miss and love you Broseph always and always.”

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