Parents of 17-year-old Callum Riley pay tribute to 'strong, caring and unforgettable' son – Rochdale Online

You are Here: Home » News » News Headlines » Parents of 17-year-old Callum Riley pay tribute to ‘strong, caring and unforgettable’ son
Date published: 20 September 2022
Photo: Greater Manchester Police
Callum Riley
The parents of Callum Riley, 17, who died in Heywood on Saturday morning (17 September) have paid tribute to their 'strong, caring and unforgettable' son.
His mum said: "Callum was a strong and caring young man, loved so deeply by his family, friends and his girlfriend. 
"His love for his mother and his brothers was immeasurable. A lovely lad, with a good heart, protective of his family and always the best of intentions. Stolen away from us far too young in life. He will be forever missed, and remembered with love. Life will never be the same again.
"As a family we ask for the respect and privacy whilst we come to terms with this huge loss in our lives."

His dad said: "Callum was a much-loved son, brother and uncle. He was a loving, caring young man who never failed to make us laugh. He will be sadly missed by us all. In death as you were in life: unforgettable."
The investigation into Callum's death is continuing and a number of suspects remain in police custody for questioning.
Read more: Three more arrests in connection with death of teenager in HeywoodPublished: 19 September 2022
Anyone with information should contact GMP via Public Portal ( or 0161 856 3400 quoting 723 17/09/22. Information can also be shared via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Reuse this content
Do you have a story for us?
Let us know by emailing
All contact will be treated in confidence.
To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email or visit our news submission page.
To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.
Rochdale Training Open Evening – Thursday 29 September, 3.00pm – 6.30pm
Apprenticeships give you the chance to get out into the real world and get started on your chosen career….

…we have a small favour to ask; would you support Rochdale Online and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?
Rochdale Online offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer (event listings and free community websites for example), please consider supporting us financially and help Rochdale Online to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.
Support Rochdale Online
Home Page | Contact Us | Complaints | Terms & Conditions | Newsletter | Support Us | Our use of cookies

© Rochdale Online – all rights reserved.


Leave a Comment