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Serious Assault in Andover Ends in Tragedy

An Andover man who was seriously assaulted in an incident on River Way last month has sadly died.

John William Carroll, 62, was assaulted outside the Tesco Extra store at around 9.18pm on Thursday, 29 July. He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury but sadly has passed away on Tuesday 10 August.

Releasing his image today, his family said: “John was a well-loved man to all those who knew him. We, as a family, would like or privacy to be respected during this extremely difficult time.

Flowers have been laid outside Tesco Extra at River Way in Andover as a mark of respect towards John.

Hampshire Constabulary are now treating this incident as a homicide investigation and continue to appeal for anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, that may assist to come forward. Please phone 101 quoting Operation Water if you have any information that may assist our detectives.

Well wishes and condolence’s have been shared and expressed towards the family via social media at this sad time. A Go Fund me page has been set up by Kerry Cole, to help support his family during this awful time. The Go Fund me link can be found here