THE FAMILY of a man who was killed during a disturbance in Manchester last Saturday have paid tribute to a "gentle man" who "always thought of others."

Kevin Wood, 60, was a passer by who was not involved in the initial disturbance involving around 10 people on Dantzic Street, near the Printworks in Manchester on Saturday November 20.

He was assaulted and died at the scene, with police called just after 8pm that evening.

In a statement, Mr Wood's family said: "We are struggling to put into words just how special Kevin, known as 'Woody' to his friends, was and how much he meant to all who knew him.

"He was extremely hard-working, proud and loyal to his family.

"He was a soft natured and gentle man who always thought of others.

"Kevin was a loving husband, best friend and soul mate to his wife.

"Dad to his only daughter, stepdad, grandad, brother and uncle who was just out celebrating his wife's birthday, he will be deeply missed.

"We, as a family, are devastated at his loss.

"We would respectfully ask for privacy at this time to allow us to grieve and come to terms with this devastating incident."

A man has now been charged in connection with Mr Wood's death.

Officers say that an investigation is still ongoing and are appealing for anyone with information or footage to come forward and assist them with their enquiries.

Details can reported to police by calling 0161 856 6377, 101 or via GMP's LiveChat at quoting log 2792 of 20/11/2021.