Friends of a man who died after allegedly being attacked in Ellesmere Port have launched a fundraising campaign to send his body back to his native Poland.
Lukasz Sawinski, 31, died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the Walton Centre in Liverpool.
He had suffered a head injury in Woodfield Road , in Ellesmere Port, at around 1.15am on April 27.
The Gofundme page, set up by Nicola Day on Wednesday, has so far raised £790.
She said Mr Sawinski was a “fun loving guy” who was loved by everyone who knew him.
She wrote: “So all his friends and people who know him would like to do something for his family and get his body back to Poland where he belongs with his family and be at rest....
“So I’m asking for all of you who would like too make this happen please donate we would love to do this for his family..... Xxx
“Thanks for taking your time to read this and donating. All we want now is justice for our friend, thank you...xxxxx”
Mr Sawinski didn’t seek medical help until April 30, when he began feeling ill.
He was taken to the Walton Centre in a critical condition, with his father Marek flying over from Poland to be by his bedside.
Friends of Mr Sawinski have paid tribute to him on the fundraising page.
Adam Fellows wrote: “R.I.P Lukas! We shouldn’t have to be doing this for someone so young”, while Simon Walker said: “Never gonna forget you buddy, absolute legend!! Lets get you home - RIP xx”
Michael Appleton said: “We will get you home mate, I promise! RIP x”
Mr Sawinski’s father Marek, speaking before his son’s death, said he had been due to fly back to be with his goddaughter for her first Holy Communion.
He said: “When we found out we couldn’t believe something like this could happen to him. He is a nice bloke, he plays the guitar and likes hanging out with his friends.”
Peter Taylor, 30, of Eton Road, Ellesmere Port, has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.
He appeared at Chester magistrates’ court on May 7 and has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool crown court on May 19.
Three other men, aged 27, 35 and 36, and one woman, aged 25, were also arrested in relation to the incident and released on police bail.
If you'd like to make a donation you can do so by visiting the fundraising page here.