Dad, 23, was expecting second child any day when he was fatally stabbed in the neck during 20 minute street brawl

A YOUNG father was stabbed in the neck and killed during a violent street brawl – two days before his wife was due to birth to their second child.

David Gavin, 23, died on Friday evening in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, after being knifed during a 20-minute fight outside a house.

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David Gavin was killed in a street fight in Greater Manchester on Friday – two days before his wife was due to give birth to their second child[/caption]

His wife Bridget Reilly, 22, was due to give birth to their second daughter when he tragically passed away.

Cops were called to the brawl at 9pm on Friday before David died later in hospital in Rochdale.

A woman, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of murder and assault and was in custody yesterday.

David, who worked as a landscape gardener, already had a three-year-old daughter Elizabeth who he doted on.

His devastated brother Gavin 18, told the Manchester Evening News his death has “destroyed his family.”

He added: “They’ve taken a really good man.”

“He was a well-loved bloke in Rochdale, he’s loved everywhere.”

David’s father-in-law Bill Reilly rushed home from holiday in Jamaica when he heard the heartbreaking news.


Anyone with information can call police on 0161 856 8797, quoting reference number 2284.

Alternatively it is possible to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


He said: “He was my son-in-law and my best friend. I loved him like a son.

“I’m literally in a state of shock myself. I’m devastated.”

Det Supt Howard Millington, of Gtr Manchester Police, said: “This incident escalated extremely quickly and sadly we’re now dealing with the death of a man.”

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Police investigators at the scene in Rochdale where David was fatally stabbed[/caption]

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David was said to be a doting father to his first child Elizabeth[/caption]

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He died in hospital in Rochdale after being stabbed in the neck[/caption]


Anyone with information can call police on 0161 856 8797, quoting reference number 2284.

Alternatively it is possible to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


 

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