Charges over Cregan plot

Police charge 2 men for their part in an alleged plot to hide Dale Cregan.

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Father and son charged over plot to hide Dale Cregan

A father and son have been charged over a plot to hide Dale Cregan, the man who killed two Greater Manchester Police officers.

A statement from the force said:

Jack Willbye (26/06/1956) of Chapel Street, Herne Bay, Kent and Samuel Willbye (25/06/1985) of Hannet Road, Wythenshawe have both been charged with conspiring to assist an offender.

They appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court on 11 September 2013 and have been remanded into custody. They are next due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 25 September 2013. The charges relate to the period between 10 August 2012 and 17 September 2012, when Dale Cregan, Anthony Wilkinson and Jermaine Ward were wanted by police in Greater Manchester.

A 41-year-old man from the London area has today, Thursday 12 September 2013, been arrested by police in Spain, working in conjunction with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), on suspicion of conspiracy to assist an offender.

The man was arrested in the Costa del Sol area and extradition proceedings are now in place for the man to be brought back to the UK. This arrest is also in connection with the period between 10 August 2012 and 17 September 2012.


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