A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of 47-year-old Garrick Bates In Stalybridge on Friday.
24 year old Daryl Masters of Old Road, Duckinfield will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court today
Two men aged 37 and 44 were arrested on suspicion of murder. They have been released on bail whilst the investigation continues.
Paying tribute to Garrick his family said:
He was proud as punch of his 23 years’ service in the army where he was a Master Armoury Sergeant.
He was a big Manchester United fan, and loved his motor biking and pet dogs.
He was a loud, jolly, bubbly and sociable man who enjoyed spending his time with friends and family.
Garrick leaves behind a family – mum, dad, two children, two stepchildren and his three brothers.
The family would like to thank everyone for their kind comments so far and at this time and would respect some privacy.