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Man who died following push is formally identified
Thursday 11th October, 2012

A 60-year-old man who died after suffering a serious head injury in Wigan has now been formally identified.

Michael John Warhurst, of Scott Lane, Wigan, died following the incident in the early hours of Monday 8 October 2012.

It is believed Michael suffered his injury outside Chicago Rock on King Street some time around 1.30am.

Detectives can confirm that Michael was pushed over and as he fell backwards onto the roadway his head struck the floor.

A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been released on bail pending further inquiries until 19 November 2012.

A post mortem examination concluded the cause of death was due to a head injury.

Detective Inspector Andy Cunliffe said: ⿿We have had a really positive response to previous appeal from members of the public, but I want to stress that we still need witnesses to come forward.

“There are still a number of people who were there that night who we are keen to trace.

“Also, this coming Sunday, 14 October 2012, is one week on from this tragic incident. As a result detectives will be out in the King Street area speaking to people who may have been out on the previous Sunday who have not yet come forward".

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1722 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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