The family of a man that died days after a serious assault in a North Yorkshire pub have paid tribute to the ‘happy go lucky person’ that they knew and loved.

Peter Walker, 41, died in hospital on Tuesday (October 25) following an assault at the Black Horse Pub in Skipton on Saturday (October 22).

Following his tragic death, his family have issued a heartfelt tribute to the “outgoing and hilarious” presence.

In a statement, the family said: “"Peter Walker was a loving father, husband, brother and son. Pete will be missed by his family and also by the many friends and people who knew him.

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“Pete was a happy go lucky person and well known for being outgoing and hilarious. If anybody needed any support Pete was always there to lend a hand.

“Sadly, Pete was taken away from us all too soon in tragic circumstances.

“He will be greatly missed by all of us.

“Rest in peace, Big Lad.”

The Northern Echo: Peter Walker. Picture: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICEPeter Walker. Picture: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Alongside the tributes, North Yorkshire Police are continuing their investigation into the fatal assault.

Already, two Skipton men and one man from Bingley have arrested on suspicion of assault.

The Skipton men aged 33 aged 36, and the Bingley man aged 38 were released on conditional bail pending further enquiries. It is not known if the men have been rearrested following the victim's death.

The Northern Echo: Peter Walker with his children. Picture: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICEPeter Walker with his children. Picture: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information and has not yet come forward to police, is asked to get in touch with North Yorkshire Police by calling 101, pressing 2 and asking to speak to the Major Investigation Team.

You can also submit information to the investigation team directly via the following link and clicking on North Yorkshire Police Public Portal (

Please quote reference number 12220188365 when passing on any information.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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