Investigation into the death of Dylan Crawford


Shortly before 1.40am on Wednesday 12 April 2017, it was reported to police by staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary that 20-year Dylan Crawford had been found unconscious on Spear Street that morning, and sadly died.

An investigation was launched and a Home Office post mortem was inconclusive, so enquiries continue to establish the cause of death.

Two men arrested on suspicion of theft and supplying prohibited drugs remain in police custody.

Police are now appealing for the public’s help to trace the man pictured in the CCTV image in connection with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Rebecca Boyce of GMP’s City of Manchester team said: “Our investigation into Dylan’s death continues and we have now released an image of a man we want to speak to. If you recognise him or the clothes he is wearing, please get in touch.

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who was around the Spear Street, Back Piccadilly Street and Oldham Street area between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 12.30am on Wednesday to come forward.

“Even at this time of night the area would be fairly busy, so it is possible that somebody may have seen something. No piece of information is too small, and it may be vital to our investigation.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 4409, quoting incident number 150 of 12/04/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.




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