Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad, 43, Died after Confronting Yobs outside His Home ; Have-a-Go Hero Had Heart Attack Having Been Threatened

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad, 43, Died after Confronting Yobs outside His Home ; Have-a-Go Hero Had Heart Attack Having Been Threatened

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A HAVE-A-GO hero suffered a panic attack and died after he confronted a drug-crazed teenager who was going on the rampage near his home.

Dad Mark Carroll, 43, went outside at midnight to confront one teenager, who had been swearing and throwing a wheelie bin around the street.

But the innocent dad-of-one had a can of beer thrown at him along with the threat: "Do you know who I am - I'm going to come back and set your house on fire. I'm going to kill you."

The yob later returned with two pals who began kicking at his front door as Mr Carroll urged them to go away.

The victim retreated inside his home but became breathless and collapsed in front of his girlfriend. He was taken to hospital but died four hours later, with tests showing he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Reece Longworth, 18, who was When I got was very seemed like Mark's Lisa high on cocaine at the time of the incident, later admitted threatening Mr Carroll with violence, but escaped with a suspended jail term.

At an inquest into the tragedy, a coroner ruled the physical stress of the incident played a part in Mr Carroll's death after his partner Lisa Magari, 38, told the hearing: "Mark only went out to ask them to go away."

The incident began at midnight on November 21, 2015, whilst Mr Carroll, who had a child from a previous relationship, was relaxing at home in Farnworth, near Bolton, with Miss Magari and her two children aged six and 16.

Miss Magari told the Bolton hearing: "The youth was being threatening because we had gone to the window and told him to walk on. It was Reece Longworth.

there he breathless and he was in a partner Magari Mark got up because of the commotion. Then I heard someone kick at the front door."

She said Mark chased them at one point before returning home, adding: "When the police arrived at 2am, Mark was upstairs in the bedroom. He was shouting for me to go up and when I got there he was very breathless and seemed like he was in a panic. …

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