Two men have been arrested in connection to the death of Benji Bolsenbroek, 23, as he went out to celebrate the birth of his newborn son.

Benji was fatally injured when he tried to break up a fight involving up to 25 people that had broke out at the Park Hotel in Middlesborough on Saturday night.

He was said to have been showing off his pictures of his son, who was less than a week old, just hours prior to the incident.

Cleveland Police released a statement saying:

Two men from Middlesbrough, a 25 and 27-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and assault in connection with the large scale disturbance in the Park Hotel pub, following which Benji Bolsenbroek died. They have been released on bail pending further investigation.

The case continues.