Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died following a 'disturbance' on an Oldham street.

Bob Payne suffered critical injuries after police were called to Frances Street, Derker, at about 9.30am on Friday morning (October 15).

Two men were later charged in relation to the incident.

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Christopher Kennedy, 25, of Yorkshire Street, Oldham, has been charged with Section 47 assault, while Jamie Kennedy, 24, also of Yorkshire Street, Oldham, has been charged with Section 18 assault.

Both men have been remanded in custody.

Detectives have today confirmed that Mr Payne has since died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

It is understood that a post-mortem examination is yet to take place.

Tactical aid unit officers in Derker this morning
Tactical aid unit officers in Frances Street, Derker, on Friday

Police and forensic officers remained on Frances Street throughout Friday afternoon as they carried out investigations into the incident.

Tactical Aid Unit officers arrived at around 3pm and started searching inside and underneath one of the cars parked in the area.

Shortly after they left, crime scene investigators turned up and started photographing the road, before heading inside one of the houses.

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Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses, or any information - including dashcam of CCTV footage - that may assist the investigation into Mr Payne's death.

You can send information to through GMP's online portal:, by calling GMP's Major Incident team on 0161 856 3400, or by using the LiveChat service on the force's website, quoting log number 843-151021.