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Dale Gordon death: Appeal to find rapper Deezy's killers

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Image caption Dale Gordon died of head injuries the day after being attacked

An image of the moped a man was riding on the night he was killed has been released by police in an effort to find his attackers.

Police said Dale Gordon, 20, also known as the rapper Deezy, was in a fight with two men in Netherbury Close, Gorton, Manchester, on 15 November.

The men then fled in a silver car. Police said they did not know why he was there or the motive for the attack.

A man, 31, held on suspicion of murder, has been bailed until 7 January.

Mr Gordon died the day after the attack of head injuries, a post-mortem examination found.

Det Supt Andy Peach appealed to the public to help find those responsible for his death.

The rapper was known to police and appeared on Greater Manchester Police's wanted website in June over an alleged assault.

However Det Supt Andy Peach said "whether he was involved in criminality was irrelevant".

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Image caption The moped Dale Gordon was riding on the night he died

He said he "deserved the chance to turn his life around" and "no one has the right to take another person's life".

Both attackers were described as being tall, in their mid-20s and wearing dark clothing. Police said one was "dark-skinned" and the other was "black".

In a statement, Mr Gordon's family said his death had devastated them and "left a hole in our hearts and lives".

"He was strong willed, independent, unafraid to try new things and to experience life and all it's joys and woes."

His sister Rebekah Gordon said he was "my little star, my little brother, my everything".

She said he "sang like an angel" and "had so much heart and soul".

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