The fiancé of a "devoted family man" whose death has sparked a murder investigation has paid tribute to him.

Police were called at around 11.55pm on Thursday to reports of a man unconscious in the street on Abbey Hills Road in Oldham. 

Officers attended and found a man with a serious head injury. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services he died a short time later.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has now confirmed the man who died was 45-year-old Vincent McDonagh.

Paying tribute to him Demi, his partner and fiancé said: “Vinny was an amazing fiancé, a loving dad and devoted family man.

"He was kind and helpful to everyone and nothing was ever too much to ask.

“He loved his little boy to pieces, he doted on him and would always make sure his had everything.

"He loved his music and would always sing to me and his little boy, he was always making jokes and was the life of the party.

“He was from a big family in Ireland and had six brothers and seven sisters, and would always speak about their memories and his love for his dad Barney.

“Our lives are so empty without him, we cannot believe someone would just take him away.

"He will be missed so much, and we don’t know how to go on without him.

"We always used to say we loved each other to the moon and stars and now I won’t hear that from him again.”

The family of Vincent have asked for privacy while they grieve his loss.

On Friday, GMP said a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The force are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to contact police.

This includes anyone who may have relevant footage including CCTV, mobile or dashcam.

You can make a report by calling 101 quoting log 3909 of 09/11/2023.

Alternatively, you can make a report anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.