Murder probe after man discovered useless in house after Labradoodle stolen


Police have launched a homicide probe after a person was discovered useless in his house when police have been referred to as to studies of a labradoodle being snatched in a housebreaking.

Officers have been referred to as to studies of a housebreaking in progress at an tackle on Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe at 10:30am on Tuesday 22 August 2023, with a white labradoodle canine being taken.

Donald “Prentice” Patience, 45, was declared useless on the scene and a autopsy examination concluded the demise was suspicious.

Three males have been arrested on suspicion of homicide, and two, aged 27 and 41, have since been launched on bail.

Police mentioned a 39-year-old man stays in police custody.

Mr Patience’s family members described him as “a much-loved son, brother and father” who “will be sorely missed by many”.The canine is at the moment being sorted by the related authority, police mentioned.

The 45-year-old’s ex-wife Kirsty, with whom he shared three youngsters, paid tribute to Mr Patience, describing him as “an amazing father and adored his children.”

“We are all truly heart broken at this news,” she mentioned.

Detective chief inspector Rachel Smith, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, mentioned: “First, as a force, we would like to pass on our condolences to Donald’s loved ones at this extremely distressing time. We are doing all we can to get the answers they deserve and find out what has happened.

“Since we were made aware of this incident earlier this week our investigation has been swift and precise, with three arrested because of our enquiries with one at the scene at the time of the suspected burglary.

“I would like to reassure the local public, as I understand there will be alarm when finding out about this, but we are confident it is a targeted attack.

“We now want to appeal to the local community for any eyewitness accounts or footage of any activity that we may be able to link to this investigation.”

Ms Smith mentioned police are searching for anybody who knew Mr Patience, noticed him strolling his labradoodle within the native space or have any information of any exercise at or close to his tackle since Friday August 18.

Anyone with data has been requested to contact GMP’s Major Incident Team on 0161 856 3635 or 101, quoting incident quantity 1139 of twenty-two/08/2023.



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