Greater Manchester Police are appealing for anyone with information about the unsolved murder of a man in Benidorm in the summer of 2018 to come forward.

In a statement GMP said: “Detectives in our Major Incident Team continue to explore every line of enquiry ahead of an inquest in April.

Mike Rydings from Wythenshawe was 47-years-old when he was assaulted during an altercation in the early hours of 23 June, while he was on holiday to celebrate a 50th birthday and watch the football World Cup.

He died over a year later at Salford Royal Hospital.

“Unfortunately, Spanish authorities have not been able to solve who caused Mike’s death and we are determined to give Mike’s loved ones the answers they crave in time for his inquest.

“We’ve spoken to over a dozen holidaymakers from across England, who were there on the night, and have remembered a great deal despite the passage of time.

“Were you in Benidorm that summer? Do you recall an incident outside the Hipodromo bar.

“We’ve released an image of Mike in a red top that we think he may have been wearing on the night. Do you recognise him?

“Anyone with even the slightest information should contact us on 0161 856 6777 quoting OpThurston.

“Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Read the full appeal from our detectives and Mike’s family here:

Caption: Mike Rydings assault in Benidorm lead to his death in Salford Hospital a year later.


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