‘I wish I could make this not true’: family tributes to man who died after fall at Northampton nightclub

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The family of a Saints steward and hospital porter who died at a nightclub at the weekend have spoken of their heartbreak.

Vincent Lovell, aged 41, passed away in the early hours of Sunday at Retro bar in Bridge Street.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said it received a call at 1:51am saying Mr Lovell had suffered a fall and appeared to have a head injury. The medics then made the decision not to transport him to hospital.

His sister, Amanda Blakey, has said how heartbroken his loved ones are.

On a message on the Chron’s website, she says: “Vince, I wish I could make this not be true.

“A lovely big brother, a wonderful uncle and loving son, we are all so devastated. This is so so wrong and we all miss you so much.

“Sleep well big brother, love you always xx”

Mr Lovell worked at NGH and was also a steward at Saints home games, using his skills to look after the needs of disabled fans.

The club also paid tribute to him this morning, saying: “Vincent Lovell was a crowd steward at Franklin’s Gardens for 10 years, and was a highly regarded and well liked member of the Saints’ match day staff.

“The club’s management was saddened to hear the devastating news, and sends condolences and best wishes to Vincent’s friends and family.”