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Family pay tribute to murdered Bury man Brian Gavigan

Brian Gavigan
Image caption Brian Gavigan, 48, was described as "a loving father"

The family of a man murdered at a house in Greater Manchester have paid tribute to a "loving father".

Brian Gavigan, 48, was found with cuts to his neck at an address on Merton Road, Bury, at 04:30 BST on Sunday.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

In a statement, Mr Gavigan's family said: "Brian should not have died in these circumstances and he will be greatly missed."

They added: "Brian was a loving father to his children and, albeit he had his problems, his family always came first.

"His untimely death will leave a big hole in the hearts of all his family and friends."

A post-mortem examination concluded Mr Gavigan died from multiple injuries to his head and body.

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