Online tributes paid to Wigan dad who died after pub assault

Hundreds of tributes have been paid online to Lee Christy - the Wigan dad who died after being assaulted at a Hindley pub.

Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 10:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 12:42 pm
Police at the scene

Detectives say a murder investigation is under way after the victim, 45-year-old Christy, was assaulted at The Bear’s Paw on Saturday, just before 11pm.

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Police confirmed the man was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remained in a critical condition.

But it has now emerged that he died yesterday afternoon.

In response to his daughter Leah's post thanking people for their well wishes on the WiganToday facebook page, Jane Gillham posted: So sorry for your loss. Needless violence resulting in the loss of a father. Please stay strong to get through this. You can find the strength.

Barbara Dworzecki posted: So sorry Leah, sending you lots of love and hugs.

Maria Jones posted: I’m so sorry for your loss, this is heartbreaking! I hope and pray for justice for you and your family. R.I.P

Claire Louise Hill posted: So sorry for your loss. Hope the guy in question is brought to justice soon.

Angie Moss posted: Absolutely devastating news for this family ... A young man's life taken all for the sake of stupidity. Nowhere is safe and the justice system is way to soft .. I'm NOT saying whoever did this set out to do it!! But it has happened and they should be punished severely.

Jason Winstanley posted: This is happening waaaaaayyyyy too much in Hindley! Time something was done about it. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Kate-louise Power posted: How awful so sorry for the family's loss, it seems to be a growing trend in pubs, probably too much alcohol and drugs it’s rife at the minute. Thoughts are with the family.

Tracy Corcoran posted: OMG how sad, thinking of all the family, what's this world turning into at all ... fear for all kids being born today.

Karen Glass posted: RIP. Poor guy & thoughts are with his family.

Donna Marie posted: So sorry for all the family. Hindley is horrendous and getting worse. Lived here all my life and I’m totally ashamed of the place.

Mike Darbyshire posted: So sorry for you're loss Leah. Thoughts with you and yours.

His family are being provided with support from specially trained police officers.

No arrests are understood to have yet been made in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 0161 856 2491, quoting incident number 2245 of 15/09/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.