Polish man stabbed to death in Crumpsall came to England ‘for a better life’, reveals devastated grandmother

By Dean Wilkins

A Polish man who was stabbed to death in Crumpsall came to England ‘for a better life’, his distraught grandmother revealed yesterday.

Radoslaw Waclawiak was found with fatal chest injuries after officers were called to an address in Martingale Court on Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old – who was known as Radic – was rushed to hospital but he tragically died a short time later and a 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Halina Kroikowska, Mr Waclawiak’s grandmother, said: “Radic went to England to make a better life for himself.

“He was always a good boy and he was a very good grandson. Radic was only 25 years old, he was so young – why did this happen to him?”

Two men, aged 33 and 34, who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been released without charge and ruled out of inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Philip Reade, from Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said: “A man has been tragically killed and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

“The two men arrested over the weekend have been eliminated from our inquiries and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible for Radoslaw’s death and bring them to justice.

“A team of detectives are making inquiries and I would urge anyone who saw or knows something about this to come forward and speak to my officers.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3240 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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