A MOTHER told of the moment her son died in her arms five months after falling victim to a single punch attack.
Dad-of-four Terrence Baker suffered fatal brain damage when he was assaulted near Canary Wharf, east London, while celebrating Father's Day on June 18.
The 29-year-old, from Limehouse, London, passed away on Sunday following five months spent in a critical condition in hospital.
Terrence's family say he died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, which took place as he made his way home from Isle of Dogs beach.
Wife Katie, with whom he had a son and three daughters, was with Terrence at the time of the assault and spent the couple's first wedding anniversary in July at his hospital bedside.
The removal worker's mum Janet Baker opened up about cradling her son as he took his last breath.
Speaking to the Evening Standard she said: "I got into the hospital bed with him. He was my baby boy and he died in my arms.
"I was there holding him when he had his first breath and I was there for his last.
She added: "He was a gentleman, nice and polite, he’s never been a fighter.
"He would never hurt anyone, when he was little he would run to his sister for protection. He lived for his family."
Leon Acheampong, 32, was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent following the attack and was due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court next Monday.
The Met Police have now launched a murder inquiry, with a spokesperson for the force confirming the charge is being reviewed in light of the victim's death.
Two women, aged 30 and 31, were arrested at the scene and charged with common assault on a 27-year-old woman after a scuffle broke out amongst onlookers.
Both will appear at Stratfords Magistrates' Court on February 9.
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