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John Rimmer, 54, was admitted to hospital around 8.40pm on Wednesday 4 September 2019 with head injuries, and sadly passed away on Friday 6 September 2019.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.
Officers are continuing to appeal for information or anyone with dash-cam footage to get in touch.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This was a violent incident that has left John’s family and friends devastated. Our thoughts are very much with his family at this difficult time.
“Whilst we have a man in custody, our enquiries are very much ongoing.
“We know the answers lie within the community, and I would urge anyone who has any information to do the right thing and come forward to police, so that we can give John’s family the answers they deserve.”
Information and images can be uploaded online via the investigation page on the Major Incident Public Portal.
Search mipp.police.uk and click on the tile for this investigation and follow the instructions.
Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777, quoting incident number 152 of 5 September 2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.