Family pay tribute to dad with ‘giant personality’ who died after a bar fight in Bury

"Piotr was a gentleman and always keen to lend a hand to anyone who needed help."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 11th July 2023

The family of a man with a “giant personality” have paid a touching tribute to him following his death after a bar fight in Bury.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called out to reports of a ‘serious assault’ on Silver Street in Bury town centre at around 4:25am on last Saturday (8 July), and once they arrived at the scene, they found a 35-year-old man with life-threatening injuries who was subsequently rushed to hospital.

Despite the best efforts of all medical professionals involved, the man – who has now been named as Piotr Ludwiczak – sadly died as a result of his injuries.

A 19-year-old male has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and enquiries are currently ongoing.

GMP says it is continuing to appeal to the public for information as the investigation continues, and has assured that Piotr’s family are being fully supported by officers throughout the whole process, and are aware of the progress being made.


In the meantime, a spokesperson for Piotr’s family has paid tribute to the young dad who “well-liked by everyone he met” and “loved making people laugh”.

Silver Street in Bury, where the incident occurred / Credit: Google Maps

The touching tribute reads: “Piotr, also known as Peter, was loved by his family and friends. He had a giant personality and loved making people laugh, he certainly made his partner and young son smile every day.


“Piotr was well-liked by everyone he met, both in the UK and Poland.

“He was a gentleman, always keen to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. Piotr worked hard to provide for his family and was never happier than when he was spending time with them. He was loved by many and there are no words to describe the pain that is now being experienced by all that knew him.

“It is difficult to comprehend that Piotr has died under such tragic and needless circumstances and it is heart breaking to know he will never walk through the door and hug his son again.


“The family are devastated beyond belief and find it hard to imagine life without him.”

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Anyone with information is asked to submit it through the MIPP portal here, or 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 Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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