Family releases picture of Chris Henchliffe with his son

Chris Henchliffe and his son. Picture released by family.
Chris Henchliffe and his son. Picture released by family.
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The family of Chris Henchliffe has issued a picture of him with his son – following the tragic death of the young soldier.

Mr Henchliffe, 26, sadly passed away in hospital on Tuesday morning following an incident in the town centre more than a week ago.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to him on social media and his family is expected to release a statement soon.

Staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital called police on Sunday, July 3, to tell officers that Mr Henchliffe had been brought to A&E by ambulance.

According to police, he was allegedly attacked by three men outside the Pomegranate Theatre in Corporation Street sometime between 4am and 4.30am that day.

Mr Henchliffe, of Maynard Road, Chesterfield, was later transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield with serious head injuries.

Benjamin Edwards, 21, from Fieldview Place, Chesterfield, was subsequently charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

In light of Mr Henchliffe’s death, police are consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service about the charge.

Mr Edwards is next due to appear at Derby Crown Court on August 2.

Two 24-year-old men, arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, have been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 16000177569.

Mr Henchliffe, who attended Parkside Communtiy School, Chesterfield, was understood to be a member of the infantry of the British Army.

• Mr Henchliffe’s mum Yvonne has been unable to work since what happened. As a result, friends of the Henchliffe family have set up a fundraising campaign to help them cope with any money worries they may be experiencing. If you would like to donate to the cause, visit crowdfunding.justgiving.com/chris-henchliffe