Man charged with assisting an offender in hunt for murder suspect

Michael Cope Photo: GMP

A man has been charged with assisting an offender in the manhunt for Michael Cope, wanted in connection with the murder of Linzi Ashton.

The mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Winton on Saturday evening.

A post mortem found she died as a result of pressure to the neck and multiple injuries.

Craig Blackburn from Eccles is due before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court this morning, charged with assisting an offender and