Leicestershire family 'being left in dark about dad's shock death'
The family of a man who died in Ireland a month ago are desperate to know how he met his death.
Relatives of former Oadby builder Mark Corbett, who was found dead at the bottom of an embankment the day after his 53rd birthday, say they are "living in limbo".
Mark's son Adam Corbett, 31, of Desford, told how he received a call from his father's partner, Sarah Webb, on September 7 telling him the terrible news.
He said: "She said she had been visited by the Irish police who told her Dad had been found at the bottom of an embankment near a house.
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"She said they told her he was pronounced dead at the scene. She said they told her Dad had gone back to a house after a drink at the pub and had a falling out with a man.
"It appears they both went outside and then my dad was found at the bottom of this embankment.
"A man was arrested in connection with Dad's death but then released without charge. We have had little or no contact with the Garda and we are disappointed to say the least. We simply do not know what is going on.
"We all want to know just what happened to Dad."
Mark's mother, Marina Corbett, of Clarendon Park, Leicester, said she was desperate to know what had happened to her son.
She said: "It is awful. I can't sleep properly at night not knowing what happened to him over there."
Mrs Corbett, 78, said Mark, who had seven children from three long-term relationships, had gone to Bantry, County Cork, for a fresh start.
She said: "He had met a lovely girl and they had gone over there to get on with their new life together.
"They had two wonderful little children and life was just great. I popped over to see them and everything was perfect.
"We went to the pub and it was obvious how friendly everyone was and how popular Mark was."
Mark's funeral was held at St Peter's Church in Oadby on October 3.
The service was followed by a cremation at Gilroes Cemetery and a wake at Mark's former local, The Fox in Oadby.
Mrs Corbett said: "Lots and lots of people turned out to give Mark a good send-off.
"After the service the pub was absolutely packed which was lovely to see. Mark was a man who liked going to the pub and it was fitting to see so many old faces remembering him at his old local."
Mrs Corbett said she was upset that the Garda had not even bothered to call her.
She said: "I just want to be kept informed about what is going on. We are in the dark and it does not feel good."
A spokesman for the Garda said officers were investigating the circumstances of a suspicious death in Bantry on the evening of September 7.
"The 53-year-old male was discovered outside the town at about 5.20pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"A male in his 70s was arrested shortly afterwards and taken to Bantry Garda station and was detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, as amended.
"He was released without charge on September 9, pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions."
He said: "Nobody has been charged and a file has been sent to the DPP and when we get a direction from them we will act appropriately.
"As in all serious Garda investigations, a family liaison officer would be appointed.
"However, until there is a court appearance, there is very little to report to the family."
The Leicester coroner opened and adjourned an inquest into Mark's death on September 25.