The family of a man who was killed outside a McDonald's in Greater Manchester have paid tribute to the father-of-four, describing him as a man "loved by all" who led a led a "difficult life at times". Bradley Moore, 43, was attacked outside a branch of the fast food chain in the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne on 27 July.
Officers attended the scene and found Moore, who was then taken to a nearby hospital. He later died from his injuries in the early hours of 28 July. Four youths aged between 12 and 17 have appeared in Manchester Crown Court charged with his murder.
Moore's family said they have "struggled to find the words to describe their great loss" following his death, adding he will be "forever be in their hearts and life will not be the same without him".
Moore's daughter, Alex, said: "My dad was a harmless man and was loved by all those who knew him. I will make him proud and I know he will be watching over me, my brothers, Reece and Jack, and my little sister Emma."
His youngest sister, Melanie, added: "Bradley was a tough character who led a difficult life at times. For it to be cut short so tragically is truly heart-breaking. At least he can now rest at ease with our mother. May he rest in peace."
Detective Inspector John Mulvihill from GMP's Major Incident Team said: "This is a tragic case and four young people have been charged in connection with Bradley's murder.
"Our investigation remains ongoing and I am continuing to appeal for witnesses that were in or around the McDonalds on Warrington Street at around 10.30 pm on Wednesday 27 July to come forward.
"I would also like to appeal to the driver of a Vauxhall Corsa to come forward, who visited McDonalds at this time and parked his vehicle on Warrington Street, near to the restaurant. I believe he may have information that will assist this investigation."