Family pay tribute to "caring and loving" father-to-be murdered in Limeside

Date published: 28 May 2021

The girlfriend of a man who was fatally stabbed in an incident in Limeside on Wednesday says he was looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time.

25-year-old Charlie Elms was stabbed during a disturbance involving a group of men on Fifth Avenue.

Today, Charlie's girlfriend has paid tribute to him: "Charlie was a caring and loving person. The life and soul of the party, he was always the loudest and happiest person in the room.

"Charlie was thrilled to become a dad for the first time to his unborn son, Archie Charlie Elms. He will be missed by absolutely everyone who knew him but I am so grateful that his memory and the memories that we shared together will live on through our son."

The incident involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa which pulled onto Fifth Avenue, Oldham and a group of around five males - armed with knives and machetes - exited the vehicle before causing damage to a property.

The group subsequently fled the scene and during this a 25-year-old man - who has now been formally identified as Charlie Elms - was fatally stabbed and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have since been released under investigation.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information or witnesses to come forward and assist police with their investigation.

Anyone with information can now submit via the Major Incident Public Portal.

Details can also be passed to police online, if able, via, or 0161 856 9175 or 101 quoting incident 2226 of 26/05/2021.

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

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