Two men have been released on bail as part of a murder investigation in Sale on Christmas Day after a 79 year man had been assaulted at a property on Egerton Drive in Sale.

The man who has been formally identified as Graham Liddle – was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

He died in hospital on the morning of Friday 28 December.

A 66-year-old man and a 44-year-old man were both arrested on suspicion of murder.

A post-mortem confirmed that the injuries he suffered have contributed to his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Amber Waywell, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is an ongoing investigation into the tragic death of Graham and our thoughts remain with all those that knew him.

“Detectives continue to carry out further enquiries to get to the bottom of what happened to Graham on Christmas Day.

“Although we have made significant steps with this investigation, we would still appeal for anyone who knows anything about this incident to come forward.

“We believe Graham was assaulted around 9.20pm and we are keen for people to get in touch that might have seen or heard anything suspicious.”


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