Murder victim, Chris Hanley, holding baby

Suspect charged with murder of ‘devoted family man’ after suspected car theft

  • Murder suspect appears at Tameside Magistrates’ court today
  • Heartbreaking tribute from the victim’s family
  • Police are appealing for any information to help the investigation

A man has been charged with the murder of a “devoted family man” reportedly killed while trying to stop his car being stolen in Manchester.

Marvin Sutton, 35, is accused of the murder of Chris Hanley, 57, who was found unresponsive on Olympic Street in Beswick just before 11am on Saturday.

Sutton, with no fixed abode, had his first appearance at Tameside Magistrates’ Court today (19 March).

Greater Manchester Police say initial inquiries suggest Mr. Hanley was hit by a black Land Rover as he tried to stop his car from being stolen. Photo credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire.

Despite the efforts of members of the public and emergency services, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family’s heartbreaking tribute

Mr Hanley’s family are left devastated after the sudden loss.

In a tribute issued through police, the family described Chris as “a loved and devoted family man who adored his grandchildren, tragically and unfairly, taken way too soon”.

A 43-year-old man remains on bail on suspicion of assisting an offender.

GMP detectives continue to investigate this weekend’s incident and have asked anyone with information that may help come forward.