Friends, family and Saddleworth community observes Uppermill vigil in memory of Daniel Hogan

FRIENDS and family of Daniel Hogan along with members of the Saddleworth community turned out at an emotional candlelit vigil in his memory.

About 120 people attended at Uppermill Methodist Church to pay their respects to the 34-year-old, who died after an incident there on Friday night.

Canon Sharon Jones led the service and several Greater Manchester Police officers were among the crowd that braved the chilly conditions.

And several floral tributes and candles were left at the site that was cordoned off after the incident.

Daniel’s sister, Kellie-Ann, earlier paid tribute to the 34-year-old to the Independent, describing him as a loving uncle while telling how his death is a double tragedy for the family as his stepfather Harold Beevers’ funeral is on December 27.

Tears were shed as people gathered in his memory while many simply stood and remembered him in silence.

Two men, 24-year-olds Daniel Forster, of Springhead, and Michael Milligan Nield, of Shaw, have been charged with murder and will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Christmas Eve.

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