Posted by Tony Flynn on 10th July 2012 at 03:06 PM
Police appeal after Canal Street drowning
Police are asking for a man who may have been the victim of a robbery before the death of Simon Brass to come forward.
Shortly before 1.50pm on Saturday 9 June 2012, police were called to Canal Street following reports a body of a man had been found.
A post-mortem examination determined the cause of death as drowning.
Before the discovery of 40-year-old Simon’s body, a number of robberies and assaults had been reported to police in the same area during the Queen's Jubilee Bank Holiday of Monday 4 June 2012 and the early hours of Tuesday 5 June 2012.
Simon Brass was living in Salford at the time of his death
Four people have since been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault. A 14-year-old youth and an 18-year-old man have been charged. A 19-year old man and 21-year old man have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Inquiries are continuing in to how Mr Brass met his death.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further inquiries until 8 August 2012.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed pending further inquiries until 15 October 2012.
Now police have released the image of a man who they believe was attacked and are asking him to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Keeley from the Major Incident Team said: “I can assure the man pictured in the image that he is not being treated as a suspect in any part of the investigation.
“We believe he was a victim of an assault or robbery in the early hours of Tuesday 5 June and we are eager for him to contact us. The male is quite distinctive in that he has a pink coloured mohican hair style and was wearing glasses.
“I would also ask other witnesses to come forward or if you yourself were a victim of robbery that night or early morning, we are keen to speak to you.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 1722 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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