A MAN has died after being punched at a social club overnight.

Paul Ologbose, 57, was hit once to the head just before 1.55am in the early hours of Sunday morning at on social club on Kensington Drive, Leigh.

He as taken to hospital but died of his injuries later in the afternoon, while a man in his 40s was taken to custody by police officers at the scene and has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Superintendent Rebecca Boyce, of GMP's Wigan district, said: "A man has horrendously lost his life after suffering a serious head injury that we believe was sustained from one punch during an altercation on a night out.

"It's a shocking and distressing time for Paul's family and we will do what we can to support them through our ongoing investigation.

"We have a suspect in custody who is being interviewed in relation to Paul's death, but it's vital we capture the full circumstances of this awful incident, and I therefore implore anyone with information to do the right thing and get in touch."

Mr Ologbose's family have been informed and are receiving specialist support from police.

Detectives are now pursuing several lines of investigation including speaking to those at the social club and reviewing any CCTV in the surrounding area.

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 quoting incident 302 of 23/01/2022.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.