Man Cried ‘Mum I’m Dying’ as He Died in Front of Family in ‘Violent Golf Club Brawl’

Man’s sister is calling for justice after her brother died in front of their horrified mum during an alleged golf club brawl.

Adam Fairbrass, 37, collapsed when police arrived after a fight broke out at the Top Meadow Golf Club and Hotel in Upminster, East London, in 2019.

Police investigated claims that the dad-of-six had been restrained and attacked, and he later died in hospital.

His traumatised mum Jenny Browne heard him saying “mum I’m dying, help I’m dying”.

Four men were charged with GBH, but the charges were discontinued in February last year after three separate reviews by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Adams’ devastated family feel “let down” by the authorities in the aftermath of his death.

His sister Holly Brand, 27, said they are still in shock by the whole incident as they say he had just been enjoying himself on a night out when he died.

Speaking to The Sun she said: “He was enjoying himself watching the boxing, my mum was working that night too in a different part of the club.

“There was a disagreement, and the incident ended up with my brother outside with several other people. My mum and little sister witnessed the whole thing.

“He was screaming saying he couldn’t breathe, and told mum that he was dying. Those were his final words – mum I’m dying.

“The paramedics did try to perform CPR, and rushed him to hospital but he died.”

Walthamstow Coroners’ Court heard the charges were discontinued in February this year after three separate reviews by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The first review was undertaken in November 2020 after “updated medical evidence”, the coroner heard.

An independent review then took place a few days later, and a specialist prosecutor helped conduct a third review in February 2021.


At a previous hearing Assistant coroner Graeme Irvine said:”Suspects were identified, all were interviewed and I believe the criminal charges were presented but subsequently discontinued by the CPS.

“The suspects in this case were interviewed and set what effectively was their defence of GBH which was that their actions were justified.

“They were trying to prevent a crime taking place and they were utilising reasonable restraint of a person.

“It was on that basis it was determined the charges were to be discontinued.”

The inquest hearing last May heard that the decision to drop the charges was challenged by the family, the court heard, which is why the ‘unusual’ third review took place.

Holly added: “I just want justice for him, we just want something for him.

“I feel like he’s the most special person in my life and my mum’s life. He’s got six children left without a dad.

“He was just such a beautiful natured person even if he had a bad day, he would put his own stuff to the side worry and care about you or whoever around him

“All he wanted was good vibes all the time, good vibes. It’s not something that we ever expected to happen to him.

“It’s a kick in the face that there were charges and then the case was dropped. We want justice and legal action.

“We just need someone to do something, because we needs justice for what happened.”

A full inquest into Adam’s death is set to take place later this year.

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