Victim of fatal Club Cookies fight named as Lithuanian Tomas Juska

Cookies and Cream in Dunstable
Cookies and Cream in Dunstable

A man who died after a row at a Dunstable nightclub has been named as Tomas Juska, the Herald & Post can confirm.

The 24-year-old Lithuanian national was allegedly knocked to the floor by a single punch on Court Drive, near the Gary Cooper pub, at 3.20am on Sunday.

The Herald & Post understands that Mr Juska had been involved been in a row at Club Cookies and was ejected with a number of others around 15 minutes before he was struck.

He was rushed to Luton & Dunstable Hospital in a critical condition and died there on Monday.

A 21-year-old man from Luton was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

He has been released on bail with stringent conditions.

Beds Police continues to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Fraser Wylie, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (MCU), said: “The incident happened in the street at a time when many people may have been leaving nearby establishments, so there could be several potential witnesses.

“If you were walking along Court Drive at around this time, and you believe you may have seen something that could help us, then I would urge you to contact us immediately.

“We’re also keen to speak to any taxi drivers who may have been waiting in Court Drive at the time and may have witnessed something.”

Anyone with information on the incident should contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 08