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Father Dies After Playing Latest Internet Craze

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A 23 year-old man has died at a party in South East London after reportedly playing an internet game where people are filmed punching each other.

Tommy Main. Picture: Facebook

Picture: Facebook

Tommy Main from Erith collapsed in the early hours of Sunday morning. Detectives are treating his death as "unexplained".

He was rushed by ambulance to hospital in critical condition but died shortly afterwards.

Detective Inspector Michael Norman who is leading the investigation said: "Tommy's death is being treated as unexplained but I would urge any of his friends who were at the party on the night of his death to make contact.

"I am especially interested in any images or footage from the night of his death."

It is thought he was taking part in a game called Punch4Punch, which sees two people taking turns to hit each other until one gives up.

His brother Ben told the Daily Mail that the family are "devastated"

"I can't believe my little brother has lost his life," the 38 year old continued. "He was punched in the heart and it stopped beating. He died instantly.

"He's got a little girl and she doesn't know yet. How do you tell a three-year-old her dad is dead? She doesn't even know what it means."

Scotland Yard said a 20-year-old man, who has been arrested in connection with the investigation, has been bailed until a date in September.