Family pay tribute to taxi driver who died at airport
Police said William Brent Taylor, 57, died in hospital after officers were called to reports of an assault.
The family of a taxi driver who died after a reported assault at an airport have thanked those who helped him.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said William Brent Taylor, 57, died in hospital after officers were called to reports of an assault in a car park at Terminal 2 of Manchester Airport at about 8.25am on Friday.
His family said: “First of all can we say thank you to the family that was with our dad at his final moments.
“We would like to thank the emergency services for all their efforts with our dad and GMP who have been amazing with keeping us informed and up to date.
“Dad will be home soon so our family can try and come to terms with the circumstances and we’d ask that people please refrain from pointing the blame and let the police do their job.
“We will miss him so much and respectfully ask for time to grieve as a family.”
The family of a man who died at Manchester Airport have paid tribute to him https://t.co/SBnrNYi3E4— G M Police (@gmpolice) April 8, 2018
Two men, aged 55 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter but have since been released under investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones said: “We are continuing to support William’s family who are understandably devastated by their loss.
“Our investigation to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident remains ongoing and I would ask anyone with information that could assist our enquiries to please get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 0250 quoting reference number 455 of 06/04/18, or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.