Murder probe after death of man, 51, found with serious injuries in park

A MAN found with serious injuries in a park has died 20 days after being attacked.

Murder cops are now trying to piece together the last movements of Headley Barry Thomas, 51, to catch his killers.

Headley Barry Thomas was found with serious injuries in a park has died

Headley Barry Thomas was found with serious injuries in a park has diedCredit: MEN Media

It is unclear if he was attacked in Penn Park, Manchester, last month or at a nearby location.

Officers have arrested a woman, 37, and two men, 27 and 38, after the incident.

The 38-year-old was released with no further action while the others were bailed.

Mr Thomas’s family said: “Our hearts are broken, our world has been altered forever. Forever loved by his family, children, and friends.

“Our brother was prideful, protective, funny, loyal and a caring man with a huge heart to match we are saddened by this news.

“We as a family are searching for answers to this senseless act and to bring closure to a life that’s lost”.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies, of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said: “Since September, we have been working tirelessly to find the person or persons responsible for this horrific attack which has tragically resulted in a much loved man losing his life.

“We have followed up on a number of lines of enquiry which has resulted in one 37-year-old woman and one 27-year-old man being arrested, both of whom have since been bailed.

“A third person, a 38-year-old man, was also arrested and has been released with no further action. However, we still need more information to establish exactly what happened on the day Barry was attacked .

“I’d urge anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen Barry in the hours leading up to the attack, to please get in touch with us as soon as possible, as your information may just help us solve this investigation and get justice for Barry and his family.

“At this stage it remains unclear if Barry was attacked in Penn Park or at another location nearby. We need to piece together Barry’s movements on Monday 12 September between 9am and when he was found at around 2:30pm.

“We are also looking to speak to a woman who it is believed found Barry in the park before the ambulance was called at around 2:30pm.

“She is described as an Asian woman aged between 50-60 years old, wearing khaki coloured clothing. If this is you, please do get in touch with us as you may be able to help us with our enquiries”.