Droylsden Man Jailed Over Ancoats Death
Friday 14th October 2016 14:37 Droylsden News Posted by Tom Greggan
62-year-old Graham Dunn, of Edge Lane in Droylsden.

62-year-old Graham Dunn, of Edge Lane in Droylsden.

A Droylsden man has been jailed for over four years over the death of a man from Ancoats.

Earlier this year on Saturday 25 June, police were called to an address in Victoria Square where they found a man, later identified as Duncan Keating, had died of positional asphyxiation, which is a form of asphyxia which occurs when someone’s position prevents the person from breathing .

An investigation was launched and police arrested 62-year-old Graham Dunne, of Edge Lane, and charged him with assault.

On Wednesday, Dunne pleaded guilty to section 20 and section 47 assaults at Manchester Crown Court. He was sentenced to four years and five months in prison.

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe of GMP’s Major Incident Support Unit, said: “Duncan’s family are devastated and heartbroken by his death and our thoughts are with them at this extremely challenging time.

“I’d like to thank Duncan’s family for their support throughout the investigation and praise the hard work of all the officers involved.”

Ancoats' iconic Victoria Square flats, where Duncan Keatings was found dead in June.

Ancoats’ iconic Victoria Square flats, where Duncan Keatings was found dead in June.