Shocked family members of a Bognor Regis suspected murder victim have begun to raise money for his daughter.
Relatives of Daniel Weyman, 32, have set up a dedicated page on a website to help towards the future of six-year-old Ruby.
Mr Weyman died at Southampton Hospital on Sunday after he sustained critical injuries in the early hours of the morning. Two people arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail by police.
Mr Weyman’s sister, Joanne Weyman, has set up the Go Fund Me page in his memory. She explains on the page: “My younger brother, Daniel, was hit by a car in Belmont Street and sadly passed away, leaving a six-year-old girl without a dad.
“He adored his daughter. He hasn’t always been an angel or perfect, but who is? He was trying to sort himself out and was looking forward to seeing Ruby at Christmas.
“Now I would like to do this one last thing and raise some money to make sure his girl is okay. She also told the Bognor Regis Post this week: “He was my little brother. Anything I can do I will.”
Mr Weyman’s mum, Debbie Goodwin, also told the newspaper:
“He was very much loved and we are still all in shock.
“I appreciate all the wonderful comments on his Facebook page.
“I have read every single one and ask everyone to remember a time he made them laugh or smile and remember him that way.”
Since Mr Weyman’s death on Sunday, hundreds of people have turned to social media to pay tribute to him, and to send their condolences to the family.
Thomas Mills said:
“Rest in peace buddy. I grew up with Dan from a kid, to a teen, to a man. He always knew how to put a smile on my face. It is so sad, my thoughts are with his family. RIP Daniel.”
Another comment was from Laura Stenning. “This is so sad, he was a truly good mate,” she said. “He was always there making us laugh.
“You were a really good mate and have always been there for me. I will miss you mate. Sleep tight.”
Jennifer Upton, a family friend, is also fundraising for Mr Weyman’s funeral. Asking for no flowers, the family has instead asked for donations to be given to the charities, Mind and Stonepillow.
On Wednesday, Detectives investigating Mr Weyman’s death released a man, aged 40, and a woman, aged 35, on bail until October 20. The two had been arrested on Sunday afternoon on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said:
“Our thoughts are with the deceased and his family at this time. They are being supported by specially trained officers.
“The investigation continues and anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any other information that could help us is urged to come forward as soon as possible.
“If you saw what happened or have any other information, please contact us by calling 101 or online: sussex.police.uk quoting Operation Fairford.”