Benidorm bar attack Wythenshawe man killed without justice, his family says
Family members of the man who passed away during an altercation at the bar of a Spanish bar has urged anyone who may have information on the person who attacked the man to come forward to “change the fact that he died without justice”.
Mike Rydings, 48, from Wythenshawe was celebrating a friend’s birthday within Benidorm when he was hurt in the vicinity of the Hippodrome bar on June 23rd, 2018.
He died in the hospital one year later.
The man who attacked him is unidentified however “someone somewhere knows who this person is”.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) stated that the suspect was part of an alleged group of about five or six individuals, which could be from the UK ,the man was identified by police as having been in the 20s and 30s and white and with a bigger than average height.
The man was also believed to be between 5’7ins (1.7m) as well as six feet (1.8m) tall, and could have been in camouflage attire.
A spokesman for the force confirmed that Mr Rydings was who was a construction worker and a fervent Manchester United supporter, spent an entire month in the an inpatient hospital Spain prior to being moved Salford Royal Hospital, where his death took place on the 11th of August 2019.
In announcing a new appeal for witnesses, he claimed officers had spoken with about 15 English holidaymakers who were in the area in the evening.
In an official statement the statement reads, Mr Rydings family said his passing has created “a huge hole” which will “never will be filled”.
They claimed that the “father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many” were “full of energy” and “the life and soul of the party”.
“All Mike’s family and friends want is some justice for him,” they said.
“The person who did this is continuing to live a full life, but he could repeat this attack on a member of your family and change your life forever.”
“Someone somewhere knows who this person is.”
The Det. insp Nicola McCulloch said GMP was “committed” to supporting Spanish authorities in identifying Mr. Rydings murderer and was certain that “someone out there” knew who was the culprit.
“While the murder investigation in Spain hasn’t been successful, we continue to be determined to do whatever possible to get the answers Mike’s loved ones crave for his upcoming inquest,” she added.