Tributes paid to "loving, caring" Simon LargeBy Hugh Fort
October 24, 2012
The parents of Simon Large, who died after an incident in Ascot, have paid tribute to their "loving, caring" son.
Simon, 24, from London, died in St George's Hospital in Tooting after an incident in High Street in the early hours of Sunday, October 14.
His parents Sue and Colin have released the tribute to their son.
It says: “Simon, who was only 24 years old, has been tragically taken from our family whilst in the prime of his life.
"He was a loving caring son to Sue and Colin, a brother to Adam and Gemma and a grandson.
"For the past three years he was a loving partner to Sian.
"Simon was a keen footballer having played for the local Hallifords Colts and, more recently, the Feltham Casuals.
"When he wasn’t playing football or out with Sian he would be with his friends at the gym.
"He was very keen on his physical health and recently started running.
"His friends, who are devastated at Simon’s death, remember him with fun, happy memories.
"He worked with his father and brother for a local lift firm where he has left behind many good friends.
"He will not be forgotten by them.
"His family would like to thank everybody for their kind words and support.
"We are all devastated by the death of Simon and urge anyone who was on Ascot High Street that night to contact the Police.”
Simon has been in Club 1 in High Street before the incident.
Four men were arrested in connection with his death.
Ricky Clarke-Dilly, 22, from Grampian Way in Slough, was charged with attempted murder, section 18 GBH with intent and driving whilst over the alcohol limit.
Ryan Quartermaine, 20, from Mead Avenue in Slough, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Police have confirmed the charges are likely to change because of Simon's death.
Both men appeared at Slough Magistrates Court on Wednesday, October 17 and have been remanded to appear again on Monday, January 14.
Two other men. also from Slough, were arrested in connection and have been released on bail until Monday, December 10.
Chief Inspector Gill Wootton, who is leading the investigation said: ”Ascot High Street would have been busy at that time with late night revellers.
"Having heard the impact, people may have seen the vehicle making off.
“We believe the vehicle slowed down and hit the raised centre of the roundabout practically opposite the entrance to Club 1 before turning left down the hill towards Ascot railway station.
"People involved in this tragic incident are thought to have been with others in Club 1 where there had been altercations both inside and outside in the High Street prior to the collision. We would like to speak to anyone who saw any of these earlier events.
“We would also like to trace a taxi driver, driving a light-coloured Mercedes taxi who was in the area at the time."
Anyone with information can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.