Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tribute to Dad in Fatal Chip Shop Attack

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tribute to Dad in Fatal Chip Shop Attack

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THE family of a father who died after being attacked outside a chip shop have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Edward Wood, 50, died after he was attacked by a group of men on Railway Road, Leigh.

He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries a short time later.

His family said: "We are deeply saddened with the tragic and meaningless loss of Edward. He was a much loved son, dad, brother and uncle. The tragic news has shocked us as a family.

"Edward lived alone in Leigh and had a special bond with his mother, Lois, with whom he spent a great deal of time. We are all coming to terms as to why Edward lost his life in such a mindless attack.

"Edward was a dad of two, Ryan and Daniel, and had just learnt he was to be a grandad later this year and was really looking forward to it. …

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