‘I’m completely and utterly heartbroken’ – Wife of Consett bus driver pays tribute to loving husband (dad of 6)

A heartbroken wife says she will “forever suffer” after her husband died from a head injury caused by one punch to the head metres from their home.

Who committed this henious act? Group of 14 year old boys were nearby, a row broke out and Mr Cameron pushed one of the boys before he was punched in the face and knocked unconscious.

Granted the 14 year old claims he was acting in “self defence” considering he was shoved but you are a kid, didn’t think a child would have it in them to strike a grown man back like that – neither did Mr Cameron it seems.

What doesn’t help is that if you drink 7 pints of lager, 2 jagerbombs and a shot of Apple Sourz then not expect to be a little out of sorts when walking past a group of teenagers who are up to no good. If one of the kids approached you then I can understand you would defend yourself.

Sad? Yes, a man has died and a 14 year old is looking likely to face the consequences as a result – all could have been avoided in my opinion.

Full article below from the Chronicle Live website below…

A heartbroken wife says she will “forever suffer” after her husband died from a head injury caused by one punch to the head metres from their home.

Carol Cameron paid tribute to “kind, loving and friendly gentle giant” David Cameron who died on Southernwood, a road in Consett, on December 5, 2019.

The 47-year-old bus driver was walking home from the pub with his stepdaughter Abbie Brown to watch a Newcastle United match on TV.

An inquest in Crook, County Durham, heard they came across a group of 14-year-old boys, a row broke out and Mr Cameron pushed one of the boys before he was punched in the face and knocked unconscious.

Wife Carol, who works as a nurse, performed CPR on her husband in an attempt to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a witness statement read out at the hearing, Carol said they had enjoyed “quality family time” by having a meal and drinks at The Company Row pub in Consett.

She said she returned home, but David and Abbie continued to drink at the pub and play games of pool.

However, she explained how her life had suddenly been “turned upside down” after hearing that David had been attacked.

She said: “Abbie came running into the house shouting David had been punched and that he was unconscious in the street outside, only metres from our home we shared together.

“I rushed to find him lying in the street with blood around him.

“I carried out CPR on David until the emergency services arrived who made every attempt to save him, however I was told he had died.

“It was such a shock to hear that, I was so upset, I couldn’t believe what I was being told.

“David and Abbie had been out having a few drinks enjoying themselves only moments before.

“The next minute I am being told he was dead.”

Dad-of-six David was described as a hardworking bus driver in the local community of Consett and was much-loved by everyone who knew him.

Carol said: “David was a wonderful man and father. He was kind, loving, friendly and a gentle giant who wouldn’t hurt a soul.

“We had only been married for a few months when this heart-wrenching incident happened. We were sharing our lives, our hopes, our dreams for the future, but now they are gone.”

Colleagues and friends set up a GoFundMe fundraiser in his memory and raised over £3,500.

Mourners paid tribute to a “top bloke” with a “heart of gold” and a “true gentleman” with one colleague stating he will be “forever remembered and respected”.

And Carol thanked everyone for their support in the wake of his death.

“As a family we were absolutely blown away by the kindness and wonderful words said by those who loved David like I did,” she added.