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Young Soldier Dies Following Attack Outside Cornish Nightclub

A young soldier who had served in Afghanistan has died following an altercation in his hometown of Redruth, Cornwall.


Dave Curnow was found in the early hours of Sunday morning by a member of the public. Curnow was discovered lying unconscious on the floor after he was involved in an earlier incident outside a nightclub. After suffering serious head injuries he was taken by ambulance to Royal Cornwall Hospital and later transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Curnow died earlier this week in hospital.

Liam Laing of Chacewater and Conor Hammond of Redruth, both 21, have been charged with the murder of 20 year old Curnow. The pair have been remanded in custody and will appear at Truro Magistrates’ Court this week.

According to deputy head of Major Crime at Devon and Cornwall Police, Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Mike West, the suspects are thought not to be previously known by the victim. DCI West said:

“The victim was taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske and was immediately transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth due to his injuries.

“Earlier this afternoon we received the tragic news the victim has died as a result of his injuries.”

The detective went on to say that he believed no weapons had been used during the attack. He added that the deceased’s family had been informed, with specially trained officers on hand to offer any support that might be needed.


The alleged offenders were arrested shortly after the altercation took place. The pair were initially arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, however this was altered following the death of the victim. The pair have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Devon and Cornwall police have carried out a number of house to house enquiries around Redruth since the incident and this line of investigation is on-going.

Criminal Injuries – Expert Advice

We understand that if you have been subjected to an act of violence, your thoughts will turn to making a full recovery – compensation will likely be the last thing on your mind.

There is however a government scheme that provides compensation to victims or their families at this tragic time. The scheme is called CICA (The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority). Once your claim is accepted by Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we will liaise with CICA on your behalf.

If you would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email

Source: Daily Mail

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