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Tribute to man attacked in city

Michael Flint
Mr Flint's family described him as a devoted father to his young son

The family of an 18-year-old man who died following an assault in Manchester city centre, have paid tribute to him.

Michael Flint, of Glossop, Derbyshire, was found in a critical condition outside the Spar shop in Piccadilly on 4 July.

He was taken to hospital but died six days later, police said.

His family described him as a "real live-wire" and an "amazing dad" who lived for his son Cameron. His funeral is due to take place on 11 August.

Seven men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder and have been bailed until October pending further inquiries.

A family statement released by police said: "He was such a live-wire, he never stopped.

"He was so much fun and a very popular lad, everyone loved him and we are devastated at his loss, he will be dearly missed."

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