Second teenager charged in connection with violent death of a Wigan borough man

A second teenager has now been charged by police investigating the violent death of a man in the Wigan borough.

By Holly Pritchard
Sunday, 3rd July 2022, 7:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd July 2022, 8:41 pm

Joshua Prescott, aged 19 and of Walter Street in Leigh, has been charged with murder by police following the death of 30-year-old Thomas Williamson, this comes just two days after Kane Adamson, aged 18 and of no fixed address, was also charged in relation to his death.

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A teenager has been charged in relation to a Wigan borough murder

Prescott has been remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Wigan Magistrates’ Court on the morning of Monday July, 4 2022.

Thomas Williamson, 30, who was murdered in Tyldesley in 2021.

Kane was remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday July, 2 2022.

The charge relates to the death of 30-year-old Mr Williamson who, sadly, died from stab wounds after being attacked on Charles Street in Tyldesley on September 25, 2021.

In a tribute to Mr Williamson his family said: "He was always honest and trustworthy, sometimes too honest. He knew how to make you laugh with his sense of humour and through difficult times, he was caring and supportive.

"He would often keep himself to himself, but had recently joined the gym and bought a lovely puppy called Bandit. He loved the dog and the dog loved him. He enjoyed going for a walk with him which lifted his spirits and now this simple everyday occurrence we took for granted is gone.

"Everybody who knew Tom had a story of how kind and brutally honest he could be, which made us all laugh. He touched their hearts with his vulnerability.

"His dad and younger sister are devastated at losing Tom, and they will miss him forever and feel robbed of the time they will not get to spend with him.

"The world will be a much smaller and duller place without you in it, Tom. Anybody who knew you will understand the heart-wrenching pain that we are feeling and it will never be the same again without you."