After the tragic death of Rhys Thompson, the family of the man have paid tribute to him. Last Thursday, the body of the 29-year-old man was found in West Yorkshire. The murder investigation is ongoing.
Detectives have arrested four men on suspicion of murder and they have been released under investigation. Police believed that Rhys and his three friends were involved in the disturbance with another group of men that his body was found in the same area.
A post mortem established that he died of serious head injuries that were caused by a weapon.
Paying tribute to Rhys, his family said: “Our beloved son, Rhys Thompson, was our everything. A sweet, funny, warm-hearted man, a fantastic brother, devoted father, loving boyfriend, and respectful loyal friend. “
“Rhys had the biggest heart and loved his family and friends dearly. He would always help when he could, he was a beautiful soul. We all miss him terribly; he did not deserve to be taken so soon. “
Superintendent Helen Critchley, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “
“It is absolutely vital that anyone with even the slightest bit of information contacts police, particularly for members of the public in the Crumpsall area that may have heard a disturbance in the early hours of Thursday morning “
“There has been an increase in police presence in the Moss Side and Crumpsall areas since this fatal attack and this will continue to take place to reassure the community.”
“All our thoughts are with Rhys’s family at this extremely difficult time and we are doing all we can to get them the answers as to how their loved one was so tragically taken from them.”