This is the man who died after reports of a fight inside a pub.
Nicholas Sullivan - known to friends in Hindley, Wigan, by the nickname ’Baggo’ - was taken to hospital but later died.
The 51-year-old, a father-of-two, was described on Facebook as ‘a legend and a true gent’ as friends and relatives paid tribute to him.
The photograph published here was posted online by a member of Mr Sullivan’s family.
Police and emergency services were called to the Georgia Browns pub in Hindley shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday after reports of an assault.
Formal identification has yet to take place and the exact cause of Mr Sullivan’s death is still being established, Greater Manchester Police said on Sunday.
Friends are sharing their memories on Facebook and paying tribute.
Alison Lizzy Cottrell posted: “R.I.P Baggo, every memory I have of you comes with a massive smile. God Bless pal xx.”
Emma Roberts said: “This is tragic, so sorry to hear this awful news. Thinking of all his family and loved ones.”
And Gary Matthews posted on Facebook: “Hindley has lost a little jem, in fact a legend. No one will have a bad word to say about the fellow top bloke we had so many happy days in our teens remembered never forgotten RIP BAGGO.”
Mr Sullivan was given first aid at the scene, police said, but died after he was taken to hospital.
Chief Superintendent Phil Davies said Mr Sullivan’s family were being supported by specialist officers.
The pub on Market Street, Hindley, used to be the Bonny Lasses and in 2000, 30-year-old father-of-one Paul Akister died after a fight outside.
Two brothers were later jailed for his manslaughter.
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