Parents of 17-year-old Callum Riley pay tribute to ‘strong, caring and unforgettable’ son

His mum said: “Callum was a strong and caring young man, loved so deeply by his family, friends and his girlfriend. His love for his Mother and his Brothers was immeasurable. A lovely lad, with a good heart, protective of his family and always the best of intentions. Stolen away from us far too young in life. He will be forever missed, and remembered with Love. Life will never be the same again. As a family we ask for the respect and privacy whilst we come to terms with this huge loss in our lives.”

His dad said: “Callum was a much-loved Son brother and uncle. He was a loving caring young man who never failed to make us laugh. He will be sadly missed by us all. In death as you were in life, unforgettable.”

Callum sadly died in the Heywood area of Rochdale on Saturday (17 September 2022) morning. The investigation into his death is continuing and a number of suspects remain in police custody for questioning. Anyone with information should contact GMP via Public Portal ( or 0161 856 3400 quoting 723 17/09/22. Information can also be shared via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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