Girlfriend of father-to-be stabbed to death pays touching tribute

Charlie Elms.

The girlfriend of a father-to-be stabbed to death in Limeside has paid tribute to a "caring and loving person" who was "always the loudest and happiest in the room".

Charlie Elms (pictured), 25, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday afternoon (26 May) on Fifth Avenue. 

Police were called shortly after 5.05pm to reports of 'a disturbance' involving a group of men at a house. 

Enquiries have since established a blue Vauxhall Corsa pulled onto the avenue and a group of around five men - armed with knives and machetes - got out of the car before damaging a property. 

The gang subsequently fled, during which Charlie was stabbed and pronounced dead at the scene. 

Paying tribute to Charlie in a statement released by Greater Manchester Police, his girlfriend said: "Charlie was a caring and loving person. The life and soul of the party, he was always the loudest and happiest person in the room.

"Charlie was thrilled to become a dad for the first time to his unborn son, Archie Charlie Elms. He will be missed by absolutely everyone who knew him but I am so grateful that his memory and the memories that we shared together will live on through our son."

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have since been released under investigation.

Police say enquiries are ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal for information or witnesses to come forward. 

Anyone with information can now submit it via the Major Incident Public Portal.

Details can also be passed to police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk, or 0161 856 9175 or 101 quoting incident 2226 of 26/05/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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