Eight men bailed again over death of Hetton grandfather

Stewart Anderson, pictured holding his granddaughter Neve Allcroft, with daughters Kelly Beston, left and Kay Allcroft.
Stewart Anderson, pictured holding his granddaughter Neve Allcroft, with daughters Kelly Beston, left and Kay Allcroft.

Eight men arrested after the death of a Hetton grandad have been rebailed by police.

Stewart Anderson died after a disturbance inside the Loveshack nightclub in Durham.

The Loveshack club

The Loveshack club

Seven men were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and one on suspicion of a public order offence. They answered bail today and have been rebailed until December.

Police were called to the Walkergate complex in Durham at 1am on Sunday, July 24, after reports of a disturbance inside the club.

When officers arrived they found the club's doorstaff had detained two men and escorted them outside.

Police said it became clear one of the men was in distress and having health difficulties.

He was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham, but his condition deteriorated and a few hours after he was admitted to hospital he died.

Freelance tiler Mr Anderson's daughters Kay Allcroft and Kelly Beston paid tribute to their father the day after he passed away.

In a statement released through Durham Constabulary, they said: "We are devastated to have lost our dad in such sudden and shocking circumstances.

"Dad was a very hard-working man who, when not at work, was utterly devoted to his beloved granddaughter Neve.

"He will be hugely missed not only by his family but also his circle of friends."

Mr Anderson is also survived by two brothers.

His family have expressed their thanks for the support they have received from friends since his death.

Detectives have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident during the early hours of Sunday, July 24, and has information that might assist the investigation to get in touch.

Anyone with information can contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.