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Man found dead in Urmston was 'days away' from celebrating his birthday

63-year-old Jia Li Huang was found dead in a property in Urmston on Monday having suffered head injuries. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A man who was discovered dead in a property in Greater Manchester was just days away from celebrating his birthday, his grieving family revealed.

Police launched a murder inquiry after 63-year-old Jia Li Huang was found dead in a property in Urmston on Monday having suffered head injuries.

A man was tasered at the scene in response to his "aggressive behaviour" before being arrested on suspicion of murder, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

The 63-year-old, a British national with Chinese and Vietnamese heritage, was described as an "amazing" family man by his two daughters and son.

"My father was an amazing person, he was brave and he thought he was invincible, but sadly his life was taken away.

"He would sometimes speak about how much he loved our mother and how they had plans to grow old together, he can now do that and be at peace with her.

"This was not supposed to happen, he was supposed to come home, have dinner and nap on the couch, just a normal family evening.

"We were ready to celebrate his birthday on Friday and then after that wish him to have lots of fun on his holiday to Vietnam and China to see his family.

"We never thought we would lose our father this way. It is such a horrible way to die, he never deserved this, he was a good man."

– Family statement

Officers discovered the victim's body after they were called to Atkinson Road, Urmston, at around 12.30pm on Monday to reports of concerns for the welfare of a woman with a head injury.

She was taken to hospital for treatment, while the arrested man remains in custody.

"We are in the very early stages of our inquiries but I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of this man.

"Local residents may notice an increase in police presence as we conduct our inquiries and should they have any concerns about this incident then I would say feel free to approach these officers and raise them."

– Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anybody with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Teen arrested in connection with supplying 13-year-old boy with ecstasy bailed

13-year-old boy who was hospitalised last weekend after taking MDMA Credit: ITV Granada

A 15-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs to a 13-year-old boy who was hospitalised last weekend after taking MDMA, has been released on bail, police have confirmed.

A spokesperson for GMP said:

A 15-year-old boy from the Trafford area was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 12 July 2016) on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and perverting the course of justice. He has been bailed until 26 August 2016.

There is currently no update on the condition of the 13-year-old boy. He remains in a critical but stable condition.



Statement from club-night organisers after Faye Allen's death

Faye Allen, 17, died after taking Ecstasy Credit: Faye Allen/Facebook

Organisers of the event where 17-year-old Liverpool teen Faye Allen spent the evening before she died have released a statement in which they 'extend' their 'sympathies to the family of' her.

Don't Let Daddy Know released the statement after the teen died after taking ecstasy tablet 'Mastercard'. Two people from St Helens have been arrested by police.

The statement read:

On Sunday 01.05.16, the international brand Don’t Let Daddy Know, hosted and promoted an event at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, England. It has since come to light that an incident occurred in the early hours of Monday 02.05.16, which resulted in the death of a female in hospital.

Don’t Let Daddy Know has hosted events all around the world and always produce shows of the highest standard, ensuring that robust door policies are adhered to. Don’t Let Daddy Know were happy to return to Manchester after 2015’s successful show at the Victoria Warehouse because of the high standards, we felt, the venue set.

It is with great sadness we write this and extend our sympathies to the family of Faye Allen, and will work with the relevant authorities to assist in any on-going investigations.

– Don't Let Daddy Know
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