THE family of a man who died after an incident in a Stockton nightclub after a Boxing Day night out has paid tribute to him.

Michael Lee Dalkin, 22, died in hospital on Friday, December 27 after staggering out of Goldie's Bar in Stockton and collapsing on the High Street.

Now his devastated family have paid tribute to him in a statement released by Cleveland Police.

They said: “Michael Lee was our much loved son, grandson, brother, nephew and cousin.

"He will be missed dearly by all his family and friends.

"We will always remember him for his big heart and his cheeky smile and for how he lived his life to the fullest.”

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after the Goldie's incident have been released on bail while inquiries continue.

Mr Dalkin left the bar and became ill outside, where he collapsed and was treated by paramedics. He later died in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111 or online at .