Paul Ologbose: family’s tributes to ‘one-in-a-million’ dad who died after assault in Leigh

A man has been charged with manslaughter in relation to Mr Ologbose’s death.

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The family of a man who died following an assault in Leigh have paid tribute to “a loving, caring person who would help anyone in need.”

Police were called shortly before 2am on Sunday 23 January to a report of an assault outside Higher Fold Sports and Social Club, Kensington Drive, Leigh.

Paul Ologbose was injured during the altercation and taken to hospital but later died as a result of his injuries that day.

Paul Ologbose who died following an assault in Leigh Credit: GMP/familyPaul Ologbose who died following an assault in Leigh Credit: GMP/family
Paul Ologbose who died following an assault in Leigh Credit: GMP/family

A 43-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter.

Mr Ologbose’s family said: “Our beautiful dad, Paul, passed away surrounded by his four children, brother and family on 23 January. He was taken from us too soon, and in the worst way possible, which as a family we will never get our heads around.

“Our dad was a family man who loved all his children and grandchildren very much, and made a big impact on so many people’s lives. Everybody loved him for who he was, a loving caring person who would help anyone in need.

“Our dad was the go-to person for anything to do with engines, he could fix anything. He loved his job, with window cleaning meaning everything to him.

“Our dad had his business for 31 years and loved every single day of it. He would make time for all his customers, even if it was because he seen a car he liked in their garden, or to ask for a brew with 3 sugars.

“Our dad was one in a million. We hope you are dancing away to your Bob Marley music and wearing your Bob Marley hat which you never took off. Your two grandchildren love you so much.

“Rest easy Dad and Grandad Bushy, we all love and miss you so much.”

The day after the incident, sometime between 5pm and 11pm (Monday 24 January) Mr Ologbose’s home on Kenilworth Drive in Leigh, was broken into by unknown offenders, who searched the property before fleeing .

Officers investigating are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything, or have CCTV or doorbell footage of the area at the time.

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Wigan and Leigh CID on 0161 856 7094, quoting log 130 of 25 January 2022.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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