The funeral of tragic Parklife reveller Robert Hart will take place today – as the search continues for his killer almost four months on.
Robert will be laid to rest in a service at Rainow Parish Church in his home village of Rainow, near Macclesfield in Cheshire.
The 26-year-old died in hospital five days after being attacked at the Heaton Park festival on Saturday June 7.
Robert was punched after an inflatable toy hit his girlfriend Gemma Parry in front of the main stage at about 9.15pm.
Police Crime Commisioner Tony Lloyd and Warehouse Project founder Sacha Lord are among those who have passed on their thoughts to Robert’s friends and family on Twitter ahead of the funeral.
Our thoughts are with all the friends and family of Robert Hart at his funeral today.
— Tony Lloyd – GMPCC (@GMPCC) September 25, 2014
My thoughts today are with the friends and family of Robert Hart. He came to enjoy the music. Today is his funeral. #RIPRobertHart
— Sacha Lord (@Sachawhp) September 25, 2014
Sad it’s Robert Hart’s funeral today and the person who killed him still hasn’t been caught..
— Joe (@joeburke8) September 25, 2014
Police have spoken to a number of witnesses about the incident after appealing for them to come forward.
Initially identifying 12 potential witnesses who were spotted in the vicinity of where Robert was attacked, the police released three more images of people they wish to speak to – with two still remaining.
WITNESSES: Police still want to speak to two people
Further appeals were made last week for a blonde woman and a man in an England rugby union shirt and blue baseball cap to come forward to help police in their hunt.
Anyone with information can contact the incident room direct on 0161 85 69283 or email the incident room on [email protected] with any relevant footage.
Alternatively you can call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.