Murder arrest made after 'much-loved family man' found dead at house in Fallowfield

-Credit: (Image: Facebook)
-Credit: (Image: Facebook)


A man is being quizzed by detectives after being arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in Fallowfield. Fintan McDwyer was found dead at a house on Platt Lane shortly before 9am on Monday (July 1).

Officers are "looking at numerous lines of enquiry" but believe a "violent assault" took place in the property. Mr McDwyer suffered fatal which they believe were caused by a "sharp instrument."

A 30-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of his murder, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said this evening (Sunday). He was held in Longsight this morning and remains in custody for questioning by detectives from the force's Major Incident Team.

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They stress their investigation is still very much ongoing and that they are "continuing to build a timeline of events surrounding Fintan’s death." They are appealing for anyone who may have information that could help to them to urgently come forward.

In particular, they are keen to on speak to anyone who saw a man walking in the area of Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield and Birchfields Park, Rusholme at around 4am and 4.30am in the early hours of Sunday, June 30, dressed in all-black clothing with a balaclava on.

Mr McDwyer was found dead at a house in Fallowfield -Credit:GMP
Mr McDwyer was found dead at a house in Fallowfield -Credit:GMP

Detective Inspector Lee Shaw of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: "This is a shocking murder of a much-loved family man. As the investigation progresses at pace, we have specially trained officers who have been deployed to support them and keep them updated throughout the investigation.

“Our investigation is moving quickly, and we continue to work round the clock to capture a picture of what happened to Fintan.

"I ask anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area that evening to come forward and know that information will be treated with the strictest confidence. Information could benefit our investigation massively, so please do not stay silent.

Forensics at the address on Platt Lane on Monday, July 1, -Credit:Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News
Forensics at the address on Platt Lane on Monday, July 1, -Credit:Sean Hansford | Manchester Evening News

“If you have any information or footage that could assist our investigation into this incident, please contact GMP on 0161 856 5415 quoting log 695 of 1/7/24.

“A dedicated portal has been set up and information, CCTV, dashcam, doorbell and phone images and footage can be submitted through the Major Incident Public Portal here: Public Portal (mipp.police.uk).

“You can also report information via www.gmp.police.uk or through the independent charity Crimestoppers - anonymously – on 0800 555 111.”

Floral tributes which were laid outside the property -Credit:Manchester Evening News
Floral tributes which were laid outside the property -Credit:Manchester Evening News

Following his death, Mr McDwyer's family said: "Our whole family is grieving the loss of Fintan. Our hearts are broken and will remain forever so, but the love we learned from Fintan will give us the strength to try and move forwards in our life without him.

“Fintan was our own gentle giant, with a calm and reassuring presence. He had the most wonderful, soft, Irish lilt. He was a true gentleman, had a wonderful sense of humour, and always had a twinkle in his eye.

“There isn’t anyone who would say a bad word about Fintan, and it breaks our hearts that he has been denied years to be with his sons and grandchildren."

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