Two teenagers have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death on the street.
Thomas Williamson, 30, died at the scene after being found with ‘several stab wounds’ in Charles Street, Tyldesley, around noon. 1.30 on 25 September.
Yesterday (October 7), detectives arrested a 17-year-old boy in Wigan on suspicion of murder.
He remains in custody for questioning.
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A 15-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of having helped a perpetrator.
He has since been released under investigation.
An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder last week has been bailed pending further investigations.
After Thomas’ death, his family paid tribute to him emotionally.
In a statement released via Greater Manchester Police today, they said: “He was always honest and trustworthy, sometimes too honest.
“He knew how to make you laugh with his sense of humor and through difficult times he was caring and supportive.
“He often kept to himself, but had recently come to the gym and bought a nice puppy named Bandit.
“He loved the dog, and the dog loved him. He enjoyed going for a walk with him, which lifted his spirits, and now this simple everyday life we took for granted is gone.
“Everyone who knew Tom had a story about how kind and brutally honest he could be, which made us all laugh. He touched their hearts with his vulnerability.
“His father and little sister are devastated to lose Tom and they will miss him forever and feel deprived of the time they are not going to spend with him.
“The world will be a much smaller and dull place without you in it, Tom.
“Anyone who knew you will understand the heartbreaking pain we feel, and it will never be the same again without you.”
Detectives say they continue to follow several lines of investigation and continue to appeal to the public to come forward if they have information or video footage that could help their investigation.
Detective Inspector Nicola McCulloch of GMP’s major incident team said: “This has been a complex investigation and our detectives have done a disproportionate amount of behind-the-scenes work to ensure we identify and locate those responsible for Thomas’ death.
“I am pleased to confirm that we have now made further arrests in connection with this incident and one man remains in custody for questioning.
“While this is another positive step forward for the investigation, we still urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.”
Any information, no matter how small, can help. You can send us information via our online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21L18-PO1, by calling GMP’s major event team on 0161856 6777 or by using our LiveChat service on our website, www . gmp.police.uk indicating log number 280 of 25/09/2021.
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