Victim of an assault in Rochdale has sadly died

Police have now launched a murder investigation. After a 59 year-old man who was assaulted in Rochdale sadly died.

The 59-year-old man was outside Dixy Chicken takeaway on Reed Hill, off Yorkshire Street.  At around 9.15pm on Thursday 28 September 2017, when he was punched once in the face.

He fell backwards and hit his head on the floor. Suffering a serious head injury, he was treated in hospital where he later died.

It is believed he could have been approached by up to five men outside the takeaway,  one of which assaulted him.

An 18-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion on section 18 assault has been released under investigation.

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