- Paul Marsh was found with suspected stab wounds at a property on Friday
A teenage boy has been charged with murder after a 49-year-old man was stabbed to death in Wigan earlier this month.
Greater Manchester Police say the 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody ahead of a court appearance on Wednesday following the death of Paul Marsh.
Officers were called to reports of an unconscious man at a property in Samuel Street in Atherton, Wigan at around 6pm on Friday November 17, where they found Mr Marsh with a serious injury.
Despite the efforts of the emergency services, Mr Marsh could not be saved and he died a short time later.
Police leading the investigation earlier said that they believed Mr Marsh had suffered stab wounds.
DCI Neil Higginson said last week: ‘The thoughts of the entire investigation team remain with the victim’s family at this time.
‘We are committed to getting answers for them and establishing what occurred.’
A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder but was later released and faces no further action.
A GMP spokesperson said on Wednesday: ‘Detectives are still appealing for information. Any details can be made direct to Greater Manchester Police on 101, quoting incident 2727 of 17/11/2023.’
Mr Marsh’s family paid tribute to him in a statement issued before the boy was charged.
They said: ‘Paul was our son, brother, partner and father and he was loved unconditionally.
‘Paul’s death is beyond comprehension, and we cannot believe that he has died in such a violent and tragic way.
‘Paul will be remembered for many things not least, his laughter, loyalty, and sense of fun.
‘Paul will not be forgotten, and our world is a sadder place without him in it.’