Doncaster dad dies after punching car window

Carl Thorpe
Carl Thorpe

A Doncaster dad has died after punching a car window on his way home from the pub.

Carl Thorpe, 27, had just left an Askern pub in the early hours of Sunday when the incident took place in Instone Terrace.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that Mr Thorpe suffered a serious bleed from an extremely deep cut to his arm.

Paramedics attended the scene shortly after.

Superintendent Eddie Murphy said the response from the ambulance service had been very prompt.

He described the incident as a ‘truly tragic set of circumstances’.

Mr Thorpe leaves behind partner Shelly Sockett, 34, and their three children: seven-year-old Leighton Thorpe, Freya Thorpe, five, and Jaxon Thorpe, three.

Mr Thorpe’s funeral will be held on Monday, August 4, at Askern St Peter’s Church at 10.45am, moving on to Rose Hill Crematorium at midday.

Details of his wake have yet to be confirmed.

Friends of Mr Thorpe have organised an all day event this Saturday in his memory.

The event will take place at Askern Miners’ Welfare Club,in Manor Way, between 10am and 4pm.

Activities on the day will include a bouncy castle, face painting, a children’s sports day, a football tournament as well as a raffle with a selection of prizes donated by businesses.

There will also be hot food and cold drink available throughout the day.

All proceeds raised on the fundraising day will be donated to the family of Mr Thorpe.