This is the man whose dead body was found next to a murdered woman who had been stabbed up to 30 times at a flat in Manchester.
Tributes have flooded in to ‘beautiful and kind’ Nicola Jayne Campbell, 30, who was discovered alongside John Lee Morris, also in his 30s, in the Harpurhey area of the city on Friday morning.
A post-mortem revealed Ms Campbell died from multiple stab wounds and her death is being treated as murder.
Police are now awaiting toxicology reports to confirm the cause of Mr Morris’ death, but said they do not think it was suspicious.
John Lee Morris’ dead body was found next to murdered Nicola Jayne Campbell, who had been stabbed up to 30 times at a flat in Manchester
Tragic: Niki Campbell, pictured above, was found dead at a flat in north Manchester on Friday morning
A man and women, both in their 30s, were found dead in a flat in the Harpurhey area of Manchester at 10.10am on Friday morning
Friends and family of Ms Campbell, also known as ‘NikNak’, have left heartbreaking tributes to her on social media.
Paying tribute to Nicola, her mother Jayne said: ‘Niki was not just my daughter but my best friend. Niki was the life and soul of the party. Always smiling and willing to help anyone.
‘Niki was part of a close knit family and was a brilliant aunty. Niki was bubbly and a happy go lucky person. Her death has left us utterly heartbroken and feeling empty.’
Rachel Doyle posted on Facebook: ‘Can’t believe what I’ve just heard was only talking to her the other day. I’ve got so many memories of us in our younger daft days feel heartbroken. Fly high mate RIP Niki Campbell.’
Danny Salford wrote: ‘Can’t believe this another angel took away from us too soon you were the most loyal friend I’ve ever known you helped me in times I needed someone to talk to. My thoughts are with your family and friends RIP Niki Campbell gone but never ever forgotten.’
Natalie Rose described Niki as one of the ‘most beautiful, kind and caring’ people she had ever met.
Friends and family of Niki, also known as ‘NikNak’, have begun leaving heartbreaking tributes to her on social media and at the scene
Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton said that anyone with information which could help the investigation should get in touch
She added: ‘Niki Campbell, can’t get my head around the awful news. NikNak you truly was one of the most beautiful kind caring human beings I’ve ever met, and I will never forget you, in utter shock. RIP beautiful.’
A police spokesman said: ‘At around 10.10am today, Friday 22 December 2017, police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to a property on Beech Mount in Harpurhey.
‘On arrival, officers discovered the body of a man in his 30s and a woman in her 30s. The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained.
‘Forensic officers and detectives will remain at the scene whilst investigations continue.’
Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: ‘My thoughts are very much with the families and we are continuing to support them through this incredibly hard time.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths
Pat Kearney, Harpurhey ward councillor, said the deaths were especially shocking because they came so close to Christmas
‘Our enquires remain ongoing and I would continue to urge anyone with any information that could help our investigation to please get in touch.’
One neighbour said the people who lived in the Victorian bay-fronted building which was split into flats were mainly male and tended to keep to themselves.
They added they were deeply saddened by the deaths.
Harpurhey ward councillor Pat Karney said the deaths were especially appalling given they came so close to Christmas.
He said: ‘It’s shocking at any time to hear about such tragedies, but doubly so three days before Christmas.
‘Everyone in the Harpurhey community wants to extend their sympathies to the families of these relatively young people.
‘The police tell us they are not looking for anyone else in relation to these deaths.’