The family of a man who died after being stabbed in Leigh at the weekend has paid tribute to him.

32-year-old Phillip Rooney had suffered a stab wound to his stomach when he was found by emergency services at a property on Platt Street.

Despite the best efforts of emergency service workers, Phillip was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to him, Mr Rooney’s family said: “Phillip was our son, brother, uncle and grandson and the father of two wonderful boys.

“He tragically lost his life in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“The day before his tragic death Phillip spent the day with his family. It was a happy day that will fill our hearts with happy memories.

“Phillip was much loved by his family and friends. He was witty, caring, fun loving and had a kind heart. He was very family orientated and would do anything for you. He had a heart of gold.

“Phillip will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

“As a family we have been overwhelmed by your kind messages of support and appreciate the floral tributes that have been laid. At this time we ask for some privacy as a family to grieve.”


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