Appeal Launched After Man Dies Following Wigan Disturbance

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a disturbance in Wigan this month.

Just after midnight on 4 October 2021, officers were called to a report of a disturbance on Linney Square in Wigan where a number of people sustained minor injuries.

Kunil Nur, 44, was taken to Bolton hospital by colleagues from NWAS. He was later discharged but sadly died on 10 October 2021.

Detectives have been carrying out a number of lines of enquiry since his death and are keeping an open mind around the circumstances and what caused his death.

A post-mortem has been carried out and detectives are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance in Linney Square to come forward.

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries as the investigation into the cause of his death continues.

Detective Sergeant Sophie O’Rourke, from Wigan CID, said: “First and foremost our thoughts remain with the man’s family who are understandably devastated.

“We immediately launched an investigation and all available lines of enquiry and CCTV checks have been carried out since the reported disturbance in Wigan.

“We’re keeping an open mind around the circumstances of his death and are now in a position to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed a disturbance on Linney Square late that evening to contact us.

“Anyone with information can report it online at www.gmp.police.uk quoting log number 22 of 04/10/2021 or by calling 0161 856 7251.

“Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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