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Who is Rhys Thompson?
Rhys Thompson, 29, was found dead on Friday, May 14, on the ground in Rishworth around 6.40 a.m.
Greater Manchester Police and West Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation and GMP detectives have so far arrested four men.
The heartbroken family of a young man whose body was found dumped in the Calderdale countryside have paid tribute to their ‘beloved’ son.
How Old was Rhys Thompson?
Rhys Thompson was 29 year old.
Since then, the suspects have been released under investigation.
Rhys’s family, supported by specially trained officers, paid tribute today, describing him as the one with “the biggest heart.”
In a statement, they said: ‘Our beloved son, Rhys Thompson, was our everything. A sweet, funny, and kind-hearted man, a fantastic brother, a devoted father, a loving boyfriend, and a loyal, respectful friend.
“Rhys had the biggest heart and loved his family and friends very much. He would always help when he could, he was a beautiful soul. We all miss him terribly; he didn’t deserve to be taken away so soon.
‘We are heartbroken; the loss of him will change our lives forever. We can’t imagine a future without him. ‘
Rhys Thompson’s body was found
Police forensic investigators at the scene where Rhys Thompson’s body was found last Friday
An autopsy has established that he died of serious head injuries caused by a weapon, and that this is likely to have happened in the Greater Manchester area.
Detectives have said that extensive investigations are underway, including the meticulous combing of CCTV, and a dedicated incident portal has been created for anyone with information, images or video content to upload as part of the investigation.
Investigators are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has seen or heard a disturbance in the Crumpsall area or near Pike End Road, Rishworth, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Superintendent Helen Critchley, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: ‘This is a seriously complex investigation involving detectives pursuing various lines of investigation and we ensure that we are doing everything possible to obtain answers for the family of Rhys.
“ It is absolutely vital that anyone with the slightest information contact the police, especially for members of the public in the Crumpsall area who may have heard a disturbance in the early hours of Friday morning.
This is believed to have pertinent links to the final discovery of Rhys’s body a few hours later at Rishworth.
“There has been an increase in police presence in the Moss Side and Crumpsall areas since this fatal attack and this will continue to occur to reassure the community.
“All of our thoughts are with Rhys’ family at this extremely difficult time and we are doing everything we can to give them the answers about how their loved one was so tragically taken from them.”
Anyone with information should contact the police on 0161 856 4815 quoting Operation Linnett.
Details can also be relayed to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
Rhys Thompson Quick and Facts
- Rhys Thompson, 29, was found dead on land in Rishworth, Calderdale on May 14
- Greater Manchester Police and West Yorkshire Police launched murder probe
- Post-mortem found Rhys died from serious head injuries caused by a weapon
- Police believe death may be linked to disturbance in Manchester hours earlier
- Four men have been arrested and have since been released under investigation+