Paul Ologbose: Burglars break into dead man’s home in Greater Manchester just 24 hours after his death

Police are appealing for help in tracing those responsible for the break-in.

Callous burglars broke into the home of a grandad from Leigh who died on Sunday.

The suspects got into the property in Kenilworth Drive, Leigh, between 5pm and 11pm on Monday and searched the home before fleeing.

Greater Manchester police confirmed today that it was the home of Paul Ologbose, who died on Sunday (23 January) following an assault in which he was punched outside the Higher Fold Sports and Social Club in Kensington Drive, Leigh.

The late Paul Ologbose

Chief Superintendent Emily Higham, of GMP’s Wigan district said: "This incident has come at a terribly sad time for Paul's family so soon after his death and we are determined to track down whoever is responsible for breaking into his home.

"We know the area in which Paul lived is a very tight knit community and we would urge anyone with the smallest of information or any witnesses to please contact police as soon as possible, as you may be able to help us identify the offenders and get justice for Paul's family.

"I'd also like to appeal to anyone with doorbell cameras or CCTV in the area to please have a look at any footage you may have from yesterday that may help with our investigation."

Anyone with information should call Wigan and Leigh CID on 01618567094, quoting log 130 of the 25th January 2022.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Paul Brierley, 43, of Hendon Street, Leigh, has been remanded in custody in connection with Mr Ologbose’s death and is due to appear at Bolton Crown Court on 28 February.