Arrest made after Bury bar fight leaves a man dead

A 19-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 10th July 2023

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a bar fight in Bury over the weekend.

A 35-year-old man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but GMP officers confirmed last night that he had sadly died.

The ‘serious assault’ on Silver Street was at around 4.25am on Saturday 8 July.

Detectives are appealing for information as an investigation is ongoing, following the arrest of the 19-year-old suspect.

Detective Superintendent, Paul Rollinson of GMP’s Bury district, said yesterday: “As part of our investigation a scene is set up on Silver Street, we are collecting evidence and reviewing CCTV footage.


“Following lines of enquires, one male has already been arrested and we are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who was in the local area and could have seen or heard anything.

“We are especially keen for mobile phone, CCTV or dash cam footage that may show the incident or aftermath.


“Our initial investigations point to this being an isolated incident with no threat to the wider community. Additional officers will be patrolling around the town centre, they are there to help and provide visible reassurance.”

Anyone with information is asked to submit it through the MIPP portal link:

You can also contact the investigation team on 0161 856 3635 or by calling 101 quoting log number 655 of the 08/07/2023.


Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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