THE family of a man who was murdered in Stalybridge have paid tribute to him.
On Friday 17 January 2020, police were called to Sand Street, Stalybridge to reports of concern for welfare of a man.
Sadly, the body of 47-year-old Garrick Bates was found.
Paying tribute to Garrick his family said:
He was proud as punch of his 23 years’ service in the army where he was a Master Armoury Sergeant.
He was a big Manchester United fan, and loved his motor biking and pet dogs.
He was a loud, jolly, bubbly and sociable man who enjoyed spending his time with friends and family.
Garrick leaves behind a family – mum, dad, two children, two stepchildren and his three brothers.
The family would like to thank everyone for their kind comments so far and at this time and would respect some privacy.