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Skilled father at the center of the Salford murder investigation, named as family, pays homage

A man found dead in a house in Salford – which triggered a murder investigation – has been named by police as Andrew Wishart.

Officers were called to reports of an assault on Agecroft Road in Swinton around 6 p.m. 21.10 Tuesday evening (February 1).

The emergency services tragically declared a man dead on the spot.

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Two men – aged 43 and 46 – were arrested and police have launched a murder investigation.

Andrew’s family has now paid tribute to him in a statement issued via Greater Manchester Police.



Andrew Wishart

His loved ones described him as a ‘loving father’ and a ‘loving partner’.

His parents said: “Our family is shocked by Andrew’s sudden and tragic death.

“We are currently mourning as a family and we are appealing to any person with information that could assist the police in the investigation of his death.

“Unfortunately, he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Andrew got his angel wings way too soon.

“Andrew Jan Wishart; a lovely father to Jay, dear brother to Graeme, loving partner to Caroline, brother-in-law to Sarah, loving uncle to Milly and Megan, great-cousin and nephew to the whole family.

“RIP Andrew, we loved you so much.”

Police continue to urge anyone with information about the incident to report.

Information can be shared with the police via 0161 856 6377 with indication of 2878 of 01/02/22 or here.

Alternatively, information can be shared with the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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