WELLINGTON College has paid tribute to its head of works and estates, who died outside a Reading nightclub.

Malcolm Callender, 48, from Crowthorne, suffered a blow to his head after being punched to the ground on Friday, April 12, outside Matchbox nightclub in Friar Street.

He worked at the Crowthorne school and staff have expressed their sadness at the news.

A spokesman from the college said: "We are deeply saddened by the death of Malcolm Callender.

"Our thoughts are with his family, and we are unable to provide any further information.

"Our thoughts are entirely focused on supporting the family through this difficult time."

The incident was initially treated as a murder but reclassified to a manslaughter investigation.

It is believed that Mr Callender, a former soldier, had served in the British Army in Afghanistan.

He completed a 'lifelong ambition' in 2015 when he finished the Marathon Des Sables, the world's toughest foot race, where he raised money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

An 18-year-old man from Crowthorne has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail until May 10.