Rushden car park death: victim named

Lorenzo Gallucci of Rushden

Lorenzo Gallucci of Rushden

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A 60-year-old man who died following an alleged altercation in a Rushden car park has been named by police.

Lorenzo Gallucci - who was known as Spud - died after being involved in a collision with a car in the car park of the Splash swimming pool in Station Road, Rushden in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A statement issued by Mr Gallucci’s family today appealed for anyone who knows anything about the events which led to his death to contact the police.

It said: “Dad was a very much loved character in the area and was well known socially.

“He was a best friend to many and a drinking buddy to the rest.

“We loved him and would like anyone out there who saw anything to come forward and help the police with their investigation.”

Mr Gallucci died at University Hospital, Coventry on Sunday evening.

He had been taken to the hospital following an incident in Station Road at about 12.15am on Sunday, September 21.

The incident happened in the car park of the Splash pool, but officers investigating the case would like to speak to people who were drinking in the nearby Band Club on the night, as well as those who were in the swimming pool car park.

Detective Inspector Mark Brayfield said: “This was a serious incident which saw a man lose his life, so we would like to speak to anyone who was in that area of Rushden at the time.

“We know the Band Club was busy that night, so we would like to speak to anyone who was in there on Saturday evening, as well as anyone who saw what happened in the neighbouring Splash pool car park in the early hours of Sunday morning.”

A 25-year-old man from London was arrested shortly after the incident.

He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Witnesses, or anyone with any information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555111.