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Jordan Brennan dies after attack outside shop in Gorton

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Image caption Jordan Brennan was found unconscious in bed

A teenager has died after being attacked outside a convenience store in Greater Manchester.

Jordan Brennan, 17, was assaulted by a man as he left the shop on Hyde Road, Gorton, at about 19:30 BST on Friday.

Emergency services were called to his home address the following morning after he was found unconscious in bed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination later found the cause of his death was a head injury.

In a statement, Jordan's mother, Kim, said: "He was a loveable rogue and was always polite and keen to help anyone who needed his help, be that physical help or just to listen to a friend.

"He would cheer them up with his usual larking about or joking around.

"He was a pleasure to have as a son and his loss is devastating. He was greatly loved by all that knew him."

Police have launched a murder inquiry and want to speak to a man and woman about the incident at the shop in Hyde Road.

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Image caption Police have issued CCTV images of the man and woman they wish to speak to.

Det Insp Theresa Carter said: "At this stage, we know that Jordan was assaulted outside the grocer's store, but we don't know exactly what led up to the assault.

Police have issued CCTV images of the man and woman they wish to speak to.

Both are of Chinese appearance and aged between 25 and 30. The man had a stocky or chubby build and black hair and was wearing a white shirt and a black suit jacket and trousers.

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Image caption Police said the man they want to speak to was of Chinese appearance

The woman was slim and had long black straight hair.

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