October 15, 2010 3.42 pm This story is over 161 months old

Tributes for two-year unexplained death

Two years: New tributes have been paid to William Pleasants, who died in 2008 after he was found outside the Engine Shed.

A fresh set of tributes have been brought in to commemorate two years since 23-year old William Pleasants died after an incident outside the Engine Shed club.

“Rave in peace” said a poster above flower bouquets taped to the bridge outside the Lincoln venue, where an ambulance picked up Pleasants from on October 4, 2008.

Pleasants, from Barrington, Cambridgeshire, died three days later on October 7, 2008 at Lincoln County Hospital, with family by his side.

He was in Lincoln visiting his sister Charlotte (23), a student at the University of Lincoln, on the night he died.

Police investigators believed he was involved in an altercation inside the club, and may have been restrained by door staff at the venue.

Six door staff, aged between 22 and 30, were later arrested and bailed after questioning, but were re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in February 2009.

An initial report on Pleasants’ cause of death was inconclusive, which delayed his funeral, and a second report was meant to be filed in February 2009.

However, in May 2009 the Crown Prosecution Service decided no charges should be brought and no further police action should be taken in relation to the incident.

An inquest into Pleasants’ death is still taking place, and Lincolnshire Police told The Lincolnite that it is expected to be finalised around March 2011.