Detectives investigating death of John Rimmer appeal for information

Date published: 12 September 2019

A 54-year-old man who died on Friday 6 September 2019 as a result of severe injuries to his head has been formally identified as John Rimmer.

He was admitted to hospital with life-threatening injuries around 8.40pm on Wednesday 4 September 2019, and police were later notified by the hospital.

A 42-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman were arrested on Thursday 5 September on suspicion of assault and they have since been released under investigation.

Officers are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward to police.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts are with John’s family, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.

“We believe the assault occurred shortly before John was taken to hospital, however enquiries are still ongoing to determine where the assault took place.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they may have information about what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Information and images can be uploaded online via the investigation page on the Major Incident Public Portal.

Go to the Major Incident Public Portal 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.

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