Man arrested on suspicion of Leigh murder

A man has been arrested following the death of a 62-year-old in Leigh.

At about 1.50am on Tuesday, August 26 2014, police were called to a house on Moresby Close following reports of an assault.

Officers attended and established that during the disturbance, a 62-year-old man from a neighbouring property on Moresby Close had been injured.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, but sadly died on Saturday August 30 2014. He has now been formally identified as Derek Alexander Szostok.

A Home Office post-mortem examination established Derek died as a result of flexation of the neck.

Today a 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

In a statement, Derek’s family have provided the following tribute: “God bless you brother, you will be sadly missed by all the family. Derek lost his fight for life at 4:15pm on 30 August 2014. God Bless you, say hello to mum for us.”

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have information to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9823 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.