The family of a man who died following an assault in Wythenshawe have paid tribute to him.

In a statement, the family of David Allan, aged 23, who lived in Wythenshawe, said: “David was a much-loved son, whose passing has caused much sorrow amongst his friends and family.

“He recently graduated from Plymouth University and had until very recently been working at WHSmith in the Royal Infirmary despite the Coronavirus outbreak, cheerfully serving keyworkers, patients and visitors alike.

“David was saving his wages to take driving lessons to pursue his career goal of becoming a quantity surveyor.

“David was a keen and active sportsman and for two years was a regular member of the university hockey team.

“At school he loved to fence and shared this passion with children, coaching them at Birmingham University every Saturday.

“He will be very much missed.”

Police are continuing to appeal for information following the murder of David and have arrested a fourth person – a 30-year-old man from the Tyldesley area – in relation to his death.

He remains in custody for questioning. A 33-year-old man arrested yesterday also remains in custody.

A man aged 39 and a 42-year-old woman, who were arrested on Thursday, have since been released under investigation.


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