Kevin Wood: tributes paid to ‘gentle’ grandad who died after assault near the Printworks

Mr Wood died following an assault in Manchester city centre at the weekend.

Kevin Wood Credit: famly handout/ GMP

The family of a man who died after being attacked on a street in Manchester have paid tribute to him.

Passer-by Kevin Wood, 60, was assaulted following a disturbance on Dantzic Street near the Printworks around 8pm on Saturday. He died at the scene.

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Describing Kevin, his family said: “We are struggling to put into words just how special Kevin - known as ‘Woody’ to his friends - was and how much he meant to all who knew him.

“He was extremely hard-working, proud and loyal to his family. He was a soft natured and gentle man who always thought of others.

“Kevin was a loving husband, best friend and soul mate to his wife. Dad to his only daughter, stepdad, grandad, brother and uncle who was just out celebrating his wife’s birthday. He will be a deeply missed.

“We, as a family, are devastated at his loss.”

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with Mr Wood’s death and is in due before a court on Wednesday.

Greater Manchester police say an investigation remains ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone with information or footage to come forward and assist police with their enquiries.

Information can now be uploaded to a Major Incident Public Portal at: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21S39-PO1

Details can also be reported to police on 0161 856 6377, 101 or via our LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk quoting log 2792 of 20/11/2021.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.