Devastated family of a man who was fatally stabbed in Oldham pay tribute to him

Date published: 01 April 2021

The family of a man who was stabbed to death in Oldham last week say their hearts are broken after his death and their lives are devastated. 

Just before 3am last Thursday (March 25), police were called to reports a man had been stabbed on Flora Street in Oldham. 

Emergency services attended the scene and treated a 39-year-old man, who was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

He later passed away.

He's now been formally identified as Stephen Taylor from Stalybridge.

Paying tribute to him, Stephen’s family said: “Stephen was a loving and adored son, father, brother and grandson.

"Our hearts are broken and our lives are devastated.

"We ask the press and the public to respect our privacy at this time."

Six people, aged between 24 and 66, were arrested on suspicion of murder have since been bailed, and enquires remain ongoing. 

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 8483 quoting incident 236 of 25/03/2021.

Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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