The family of a man who was stabbed in the chest and left to die have paid tribute to him as his killer was jailed for more than 25 years.
James Hurst, 29, from Oldham, has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for the murder in January. He was also found guilty of possessing a knife.
The two men had spent the day together in Heywood on January 12. They visited friends in the afternoon before walking to Promenade Street at around 8pm.
It was then Hurst stabbed Matthew in the chest.
A post-mortem found Matthew also suffered cuts to his arm and hands which detectives believe are defence wounds. Hurst left him lying on the floor of an alleyway.
His body was found by a passerby more than three hours later.
After the killing, Hurst returned to the house on Barley Hall Street before he got a taxi to an address in Oldham.
He handed himself into police in Bury two days later.