A murder investigation is under way after after a man was found injured in Farnborough road, Farnborough. The police have begun the murder inquiry after the man who was discovered in a Hampshire road with a head injury died. The 36-year-old had been found collapsed near the Old Courthouse pub in Cove Road, Farnborough, at around 18:29 hrs on Saturday 14/04/2012, according to a spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary. Officers believe that the man was attacked, and are seeking to speak to those who may of witnessed the attacked. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Detectives from Aldershot CID are now investigating, the post-mortem examination is due to be held shortly.
The murder of Ray Dibbs is another case of street violence that leads to death, often aggravated by alcohol or drugs. The murder probe has already led to a man arrested at a police station in the town, it is thought he handed himself in to police. It is likely that Mr Dibbs had some part to play in his death, and hopefully the full facts will be made known. It seems likely he engaged in an argument with another drinker, which led to a confrontation. If this was started by Dibbs then there would be a reasonable case for self defence, though of course it could be a random, unprovoked act of violence.
Ray Dibbs had been found with a serious head injury near the Old Courthouse pub. Often with these kinds of instances the major injury can come through banging ones head on the pavement, after sustaining a punch or kick. The murder probe now under way should uncover the exact circumstances surrounding his death, and the fact that a man has handed himself in to police is encouraging. Credit should be given to the man for handing himself in, and this action suggests the man may not be a thug or criminal, but a regular member of the public who perhaps lost his temper, or was acting in self defence. Ray Dibbs was a Hampshire businessman. Ray Dibbs, 36, from West Heath Road, Farnborough, was found collapsed with a head injury outside a the Old Courthouse pub on Saturday 14/04/2012. Hampshire Police have confirmed that he was found near the Old Courthouse Pub in Cove Road at around 18:29 hrs on the 14th. He sadly died later in hospital.
The 37-year-old man who caused his injuries was arrested when he voluntarily attended Aldershot Police Station, though it is unclear if he went there off his own back, or had a lift with the police, who may of asked him in for questioning. Mr Dibbs had been living with his partner Rachel Dibbs and their two children young Harley, aged three, and Lily, aged 10. Rachel also has another son Zack, 17. All will be without a father now, and people should learn the lesson that it is unwise to get into violent confrontations.
Mr Dibbs parents, Roland and Sophia have made press statements saying how devastated they are, and have said that Dibbs was not a violent person. Det Ch Insp Tim Rowlandson, from Hampshire Police, described the attack as a tragedy, suggesting that there may of been a fight between Dibbs and another man. He is working towards ascertaining if a criminal offence has taken place.