Man who died after single punch in Leigh named as murder investigation launched
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A man has died after being punched in an altercation at a social club in Leigh overnight.
The victim - aged 57 and who has now been formally identified as Paul Ologbose - is thought to have been hit once to the head shortly before 1.55am on Sunday 23 January.
He was taken to hospital with a critical head injury, which he sadly died from in hospital this afternoon.
Paul's family are aware and are receiving specialist support from our dedicated officers.
A man in his 40s was taken to custody by officers at the scene, and he's now been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Detectives are pursuing several lines of investigation - including speaking to those at the social club, which is on Kensington Drive, and reviewing any CCTV in the surrounding area.
Anyone with information about the attack is urged to contact police as any detail could prove vital.
Detective Superintendent Rebecca Boyce, of GMP's Wigan district, said: "A man has horrendously lost his life after suffering a serious head injury that we believe was sustained from one punch during an altercation on a night out.
"It's a shocking and distressing time for Paul's family and we will do what we can to support them through our ongoing investigation.
"We have a suspect in custody who is being interviewed in relation to Paul's death, but it's vital we capture the full circumstances of this awful incident, and I therefore implore anyone with information to do the right thing and get in touch."
Details can be passed to police by calling 101 quoting incident 302 of 23/01/2022.
Information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.