The family of a man who was murdered in north Manchester this week have paid tribute to him. 

Officers were called to Whitstable Road in Moston in the early hours of Thursday after receiving reports a man was in distress.

Upon arrival they found Alan Murphy, aged 39, had been stabbed in his arms and chest.

He was transported to hospital and died later that morning.

His family have released a tribute to him.

It said: "Alan had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

"He has left a lasting impression on everyone's hearts who has met him.

"Alan was a loving son, brother, and father to his young daughter. He is gone but will never be forgotten."

The investigation into the murder is ongoing with a 26-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman currently in custody for questioning.

Earlier in the week three men aged 20, 21 and 41 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but have been released without further action.

The 21-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of affray and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 9908 quoting incident 331 of 18/02/2021.