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Stephen Garvey murder suspect held after roof stand-off

Detectives investigating the murder of a man who died after a single punch have arrested a second suspect after he was chased on to the roof of a house.

The 17-year-old boy was wanted in connection with the death of Stephen Garvey, 46, who was found collapsed in Leigh, Greater Manchester, last week.

He was traced to Birmingham where a brief chase took place before a one-hour stand-off on the roof.

Another boy, also 17, was arrested and bailed earlier in the week.

The latest arrested teenager was eventually brought down safely from the roof and arrested by West Midlands Police.

He is now being questioned by Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team.

Mr Garvey, from Leigh, died after he was found collapsed in Henry Street in the early hours of Sunday 27 February.

Police said he was seen being hit by a single punch at about 0225 GMT before falling to the ground and hitting his head.

A post-mortem examination found he died from head injuries.

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