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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Damon Wilkinson

Murder squad cops make arrests after man found dead

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 38-year-old man in Tameside. Thomas Campbell was found dead at a house on Riverside in Mossley last Sunday morning.

Today (Saturday), detectives from GMP's Major Incident Team are questioning two men - aged 31 and 37 - on suspicion of Mr Campbell's murder.

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Det Insp Mark Davis said it is believed Mr Campbell was killed in a 'targeted and deliberate' attack. He added: "These arrests are huge steps in our murder inquiry as we piece together what was a horrific attack and get the family the answers they so badly need.

"Our investigation is very much continuing into what we still believe to have been a targeted and deliberate. Anyone who may have any information is urged to do the right thing and report it."

CSI at the scene on Riverside in Mossley (Manchester Evening News)

Police say the 31-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday, while the 37-year-old was detained on Friday night. Following Mr Campbell's death family and friends gathered in Clayton on Tuesday evening to release balloons in his memory.

Friends also paid tribute to him on social media. Chris Noden posted on Facebook: "Only just sinking in now what’s happened and don’t seem real. Rest In peace Tom Cam can’t believe il never see you again, you was one of the nicest guys you could meet, thinking of your family and especially your kids, r.i.p mate"

Ben Reilly added: "Cant believe this wat a top guy rip Tom thinking of all ur family an close friends."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, use the GMP LiveChat service online, call 101 or use the case's dedicated online link.


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