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Two arrested after man dies in Manchester city centre

Dylan Crawford
Dylan Crawford

[D]etectives investigating the death of a man in Manchester city centre have made two arrests.

Shortly before 1:40am on Wednesday 12 April 2017, it was reported to police by staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary that a man, who has now been formally identified as 20-year Dylan Crawford, had been found unconscious on Spear Street that morning and sadly died.

A Home Office post mortem took place yesterday which was inconclusive and an investigation is underway to establish the cause of death.

Officers investigating the death have now arrested two men on suspicion of theft and supplying prohibited drugs.

Police are also appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Rebecca Boyce of GMP’s City of Manchester team said: “We are still working to determine the exact circumstances surrounding Dylan’s death.

“This has been a fast moving investigation and we have now made two arrests, however our investigation continues and we need witnesses to come forward.

“We are also looking for anyone who was around the Spear Street, Back Piccadilly Street and Oldham Street area between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 12.30am on Wednesday to come forward.

“Even at this time of night the area would be fairly busy so it is possible that somebody may have seen something. No piece of information is too small.”

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “Our Dylan was a loving, kind and a very trustworthy individual. He saw the good in everyone and that was his down fall.

“He loved to travel and would give the world to anyone. He was the heart of our family and words can’t describe how devastated we are.

“Our home will never be the same without him. We love you son, brother, cousin and friend. May you rest in peace darling.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 4409, quoting incident number 150 of 12/04/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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