Openshaw head injury death: Family tribute to father-of-two

Norman Sheldon
Image caption Norman Sheldon's death is now being treated as a murder investigation by police

The family of a man from Greater Manchester who died from serious head injuries have paid tribute to him.

Police found 47-year-old father-of-two Norman Sheldon unconscious when they were called to an address in Wheler Street, Openshaw, on 19 November.

Following his death in hospital on Saturday, Greater Manchester Police is treating it as a murder investigation.

Mr Sheldon's sister Karen Abbad said he had "a big heart and was loyal friend to all that knew him".

She said the family was struggling to come to terms with what had happened.

"Our loss is hard to bear and I will miss my brother and best friend greatly."

Three men, aged 25, 26 and 35, arrested on suspicion of assault and have been bailed until 14 January pending further inquiries.

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