Oldham Attack Victim Dies
15 July 2018, 07:11 | Updated: 15 July 2018, 07:15
A man who was left fighting for his life in hospital after being attacked in Oldham has died.
Stephen McGiffen from Oldham was out celebrating his 36th birthday with his girlfriend and others when he was attacked.
Police were called to Yorkshire Street in the early hours Friday morning. Stephen was found lying on the floor with serious head injuries.
He was taken to hospital where his family stayed by his bedside, he passed away yesterday.
His family are being offered support by specially trained officers and a Post Mortem examination is due to take place.
Two men - aged 19 and 20 - were arrested on suspicion of assault and have since been bailed pending further enquiries.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "Our investigation has today taken a tragic turn with a family losing Stephen, someone so precious to them. We will continue to do whatever we can to support them and hope we will be able to provide them with the answers they are currently looking for.
"What we know so far is that they were a lot of people that came out of the bars and pubs on Yorkshire Street to witness the incident - if you haven't yet got in touch with us, we need you to do so to tell us what you saw.
"Did you see an altercation between several people near to the Old Bank pub? Do you know who is responsible for Stephen losing his life?
"In the last 24 hours, his family's lives have been turned upside down - please, do the right thing and pick up the phone."