Family pay tribute following Warrington murder

Family pay tribute following Warrington murder

The son and daughter of vulnerable man who was beaten to death in Warrington town centre have paid tribute to him.

53-year-old Michael Mairs died on Monday 28 October having been attacked by Daniel Sharples on Sunday 6 October 2019.

Sharples, 38, was today, Wednesday 14 October, found guilty of murdering Michael after a seven day trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

Following today’s verdict, Michael’s son and daughter said: “What Sharples did on the afternoon of 6 October 2019 will live with us forever; that day, Sharples set out to kill and our dad was unfortunately caught in the crossfire.

“It goes without saying that Sharples’ actions were those of a vile bully. We will never forget the funny, bubbly, caring man our dad once was.

“We, as a family, would like to thank all the witnesses who came forward and those who tried to help our dad that day. We are more than grateful.”

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