A teenage boy has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man.

Police were called to Samuel Street in Atherton, Wigan, at around 6pm on Friday (November 17) to reports a man was unconscious at a property. When officers arrived, they found a 49-year-old man with a serious injury.

The man, who was identified as Paul Marsh, died a short time later

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Now, a 16-year-old boy — who cannot be named for legal reasons — has been charged with his murder. He has been remanded in custody, and is set to appear at Manchester Youth Court tomorrow (Wednesday, November 22).

Detectives are still appealing for information in connection with the death. Any details can be made direct to Greater Manchester Police on 101, quoting incident 2727 of 17/11/2023.

The family of Paul have now released a picture and tribute and said he was "loved unconditionally." Paying tribute to him, Paul’s family said: "Paul was our son, brother, partner and father and he was loved unconditionally. Paul’s death is beyond comprehension, and we cannot believe that he has died in such a violent and tragic way.

"Paul will be remembered for many things not least, his laughter, loyalty, and sense of fun. Paul will not be forgotten, and our world is a sadder place without him in it."

Alternatively, reports can be made anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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