Tributes paid after tragic death of Wigan man

Lee Campbell
Lee Campbell

Emotional tributes have been paid following the death of a Wigan man.


Wiganers took to social media in numbers to remember Lee Campbell, who was last seen in Poolstock at around 1pm on Thursday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed the body of a 32-year-old man was found in a field at the rear of Hassness Close in Worsley Mesnes at around 3.20pm on Saturday.

The force also said there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

The tragic ending to the search for popular dad Lee, who had been reported missing, prompted an outpouring of grief.

Devastatingly some of the messages revealed the double heartache Lee's family has suffered as his sister Phillipa died in a road traffic incident nine years ago.

In a public post on Facebook from Lee's family Gill Butler wrote: "Our world has crumbled once again. Brother and sister now gone, two beautiful people both on the inside as well as the out.

"How as a family do we recover from this?....we don't. Yes, we will huddle together with our grief, surround them with all our love and support.

"Looking at the hundreds and hundreds of posts and such fantastic friends that our Lee had it makes me so sad to think that he was loved by so many, but at the end he was so alone."

Other messages conveyed the depth of sorrow and shock at Lee's death in Wigan.

Darren Greenall wrote on Facebook: "So sad what a shame absolutely lovely lad heart of gold it’s heartbreaking."

Neil Hilton said: "Can’t believe it, he was in my house just last Saturday. Spent over an hour in the rain talking with him. Absolutely gutted."

Jamie Baxendale said: "So sad to hear my heart goes out to his family r.i.p."

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