Heywood murder probe: Callum Riley was ‘a lovely lad with a good heart’ says heartbroken family in tribute

Five people have been arrested in connection with Callum Riley’s death in Heywood, Rochdale.

The heartbroken parents of a 17-year-old who died in Heywood have paid a loving tribute to their ‘caring’ son.

Callum Riley was found with serious injuries on Atholl Drive on Saturday (17 September) and died a short time later.

Five people have since been arrested in connection with his death as police continue to investigate the circumstances. Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of murder, while another woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Callum Riley with his mum Credit GMP

Family tribute

Paying tribute to her son, Callum’s mother 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.”

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."

A GMP spokesman said today: “The investigation into Callum’s death is continuing and a number of suspects remain in police custody for questioning. Anyone with information should contact GMP via Public Portal here or 0161 856 3400 quoting 723 17/09/22. Information can also be shared via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”