Title: “Family Pays Tribute as Man Charged in Ongoing Murder Investigation”

The family of a woman at the centre of an ongoing murder investigation have paid tribute to her as a man has been charged by detectives.

Susanne Galvin, 55, died in hospital on Monday (18th September) two days after she was found unconscious at her home on Pear Avenue in Bury on the evening of 16th September.

Stephen Ball, 31, also of Pear Avenue, has since been charged with murder by detectives and has been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (21st September). A woman, aged 41, who was also arrested has been released on bail.

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Susanne’s family have paid tribute to her, saying: Susanne was greatly loved by her parents and family and will be sadly missed. As a family, we respectfully ask to be allowed privacy during this difficult time.

DCI Mark Davis said: The thoughts of the investigation team remain with the family at this incredibly difficult time. They are being supported by specialist officers and we have also deployed police officers to the area to provide support and reassurances to the local community who were understandably shocked and saddened by this incident.

If you have any information, no matter how small, I would urge you to share it with the police as it may be invaluable to this investigation.

The Major Incident Team can be contacted on 0161 856 6777 or information can be submitted at our dedicated portal,

You can also contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log number 3625 of 16th September 2023 or via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.

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