Family of man who died after being detained pay tribute

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The mother of a man who died after being detained has paid tribute to him.

At around 11.20pm on Tuesday October 11, last year, an assault took place at Victoria Station in the city centre.

Two of the men involved in the assault then ran away and were chased by two members of security on foot to the Spinningfields area.

Two other security staff then arrived at the same location in a taxi.

A short time later, approximately 11.45pm, a man was then detained by security officers close to Australasia Restaurant, Spinningfields before falling ill, at which point police were called.

A man, who has since been formally identified as 29-year-old Jack Barnes was taken to hospital where he sadly died on Friday 2 December.

A post-mortem has taken place however, the results require further investigation to determine the circumstances around Jack’s death.

Four men aged 32, 43, 52 and 60 were arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and all have been re-bailed pending further enquiries.

Paying tribute to him, Jack’s mother, Patricia Grayson, said:

Officers are continuing to appeal to anyone who witnessed the initial assault at Victoria Station or the incident outside Australasia, and specifically to the taxi driver who drove two members of security to Spinningfields on the evening of Tuesday 11 October.

Detective Inspector Rebecca Boyce of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said:

  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4082, 101 quoting reference number 2536 of 11/10/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.