Two men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a taxi driver at a car park in Manchester Airport.
William Brent Taylor, known as Brent to his friends, died ‘of a heart attack’ following an altercation.
The two men, aged 55 and 26, are in police custody where they remain for questioning.
The 57-year-old victim was described as ‘one of the nicest people you could ever meet’.
Police were called to the airport following reports of an assault near Terminal 2 at around 8.25am this morning.
William Brent Taylor (pictured), known as Brent to his friends, was described as ‘one of the nicest people you could ever meet’
The victim, 57, from Chesterfield, was taken to Wythenshawe hospital where he later died.
A police cordon in the multi-storey car park in terminal two has been put in place around the scene.
The Manchester Evening News reports the man is believed to have collapsed and suffered a suspected heart attack following an altercation in the car park.
It is understood he was waiting for passengers.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed they have launched an investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Touching tributes to Mr Brent Taylor have been left on social media after the shocking news of his death.
Lauren Taylor wrote: ‘It is with great sadness in having to write this but our rock, our family glue has sadly left us today.
‘We are all hurting at the moment, don’t be sad, William Brent Taylor wouldn’t want that, me and Shaun are fine, he will be home soon.’
Police were called to the airport following reports of an assault near Terminal 2 at around 8.25am this morning
Friends described him as an ‘amazing’ and ‘first class man’.
In his final Facebook post less than two hours before the assault he told how he was ‘living the dream’ after returning from the ‘holiday of a lifetime’.
A close friend and fellow taxi driver described his death as ‘absolutely devastating’ and fondly remembered him for his ‘sharp wittedness’ and ‘capacity to share and help whoever, with whatever, whenever he could.’
He added: ‘This is a sad and tragic loss to the the many of those whose lives he helped to brighten and I’m consoled somewhat at least by the fact that just prior to this he’s managed to experience the holiday of a lifetime with another best friend of ours.’
Ann Dickens, his work colleague at A-Line Taxis in his home town wrote: ‘So sad a first class man it as a pleasure having him work for us, sorry there are no words to explain how we all feel.’
A shocked Helen Aldred posted on Facebook: ‘I couldn’t believe it when I heard earlier.
One amazing man and will never be forgotten and surely be missed.’
A police cordon has been put in place around the scene in the Terminal 2 car park
Forensic teams are combing the scene for evidence