The family of a father-of-two who died three-and-a-half years after he was found lying in a road with serious injuries after a night out have appealed for information about what happened to him.
Barry Delecq-Le-Montais, aged 36, died last week at a nursing home in Rugeley after he fell into a coma in September 2001.
The former postman never regained consciousness after he was found lying in Elmore Lane, Rugeley, with serious head injuries after a stag night.
Barry's sister Lorraine Walters, aged 34, from Burton-on-Trent, said the death of her brother had been unexpected despite his condition.
She added: "Barry had been a postman for over ten years and made a lot of friends on his round. Even after his death on Thursday we received cards of condolence from people who were on his round.
"Barry was a loving father and brother who was very close to his family. Family members continued to visit him every day, right up to the day of his death.
"Despite his condition, Barry's death was not expected and we were still hoping that he would come out of his coma. Although Barry died last week, we have been in mourning for the past three-and-a-half years.
"We lost the Barry we knew on September 16 2001. We still do not know what happened to Barry on that night. Until we find out, there will be a gap in our lives. There must be someone out there who knows something."
Anyone with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 01785 218600.