Saturday 18 November 2017

Two arrested after death of 'loving and kind' Irishman in Manchester

Dylan Crawford
Dylan Crawford

Kathy Armstrong

Tributes have been paid to a "loving and kind" Irishman who has died in Manchester.

Dylan Crawford (20) was found unconscious near a car park in the Northern Quarter of the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
He was rushed to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he was confirmed dead a short time later.

His heartbroken family has paid tribute to Dylan.

They said: "Our Dylan was a loving, kind and a very trustworthy individual. He saw the good in everyone and that was his down fall.

"He loved to travel and would give the world to anyone. He was the heart of our family and words can’t describe how devastated we are.

"Our home will never be the same without him. We love you son, brother, cousin and friend. May you rest in peace darling."

A postmortem has been carried out but the results were inconclusive and a probe has been launched to try and establish the cause of death.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of theft and supplying prohibited drugs.

Police are also appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

Detective Inspector Rebecca Boyce of GMP’s City of Manchester team said: "We are still working to determine the exact circumstances surrounding Dylan’s death.

"This has been a fast moving investigation and we have now made two arrests, however our investigation continues and we need witnesses to come forward.

"We are also looking for 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."

Anyone with any information is urged to call 0161 856 4409, quoting incident number 150 of 12/04/17.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said that they have not received any request for consular assistance but confirmed they "stand ready to assist if requested."

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