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Murder police make arrest over warehouse shooting

Shot: Charlie Singh Credit: Singh family picture

Police investigating the murder of Manchester businessman Charlie Singh have arrested a man in connection with his death.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to murder.

Detectives have also today released an image of the kind of getaway car used by his killers.

Mr Singh was shot and killed on the evening of Friday October 31 at his business - Manchester Food Traders off Wood Street, Openshaw.

Pragaret Singh - known to family and friends as Charlie - from Swinton, was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

The killers may have escaped in a Seat Leon Credit: Picture: GMP

Detectives believe Charlie's killers arrived in a silver Seat Leon and, after confronting and shooting Charlie, got back in the car and drove off onto Park House Street towards Alan Turing Way.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Eales, who is leading the Charlie Singh investigation, said: ''It's now been more than three weeks since Charlie's tragic murder and, for his family and friends, the pain of not knowing who did this must be unbearable.

''We have today made an arrest but I must stress the investigation is ongoing.''

A 30-year-old man earlier arrested on suspicion of Charlie's murder and has been released on bail until 28 January 2015.


Balotelli 'to miss' vital match in Bulgaria

Injured: Mario Balotelli Credit: PA Pictures

It's being reported that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will miss Liverpool's vital Champions League clash against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

The Liverpool Echo is saying Balotelli is still suffering from the groin injury which forced him to sit out the weekend's 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

The Italian striker was a notable absentee from the 21-man squad when the Reds arrived at John Lennon Airport to board their flight to Sofia.

Rigby report nothing more than 'a distraction' says killer's brother

Jeremiah Adebolajo, brother of Michael Adebolajo, has said that the parliamentary report on the 2013 Woolwich attack is 'nothing more than a distraction.'

He said:

My brother was constantly and closely monitored by the security services.

He had almost no online presence at all, a fact that even caused the security services to request me to keep a closer eye on him.

I think the facts of the case, the lack of publicly available evidence to support the report and the convenience with which the government will now be able to expand unpopular spying laws are all testimony to the fact that this report is nothing more than a distraction from the motives behind the attack and a way to put a particular segment of British society under further pressure and surveillance.

– Jeremiah Adebolajo


Crane topples over in Bolton park

The collapsed crane Credit: Picture:Mark Paulson

A crane has collapsed into a drain at a United Utilities work site at Wayoh Reservoir in the Edgworth area of Bolton.

The scene after the collapse Credit: Picture: Phil McDermott

Quick-thinking bystanders Mark Paulson and Phil McDermott snapped some photographs in the aftermath of the collapse.

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