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Second man charged with murder after father shot dead

Michael Blake was found in an alley near his home with gunshot wounds to his leg and head. Credit: GMP

A second man has been charged with murder after a man was shot dead in Greater Manchester.

Nathan Quigley, 30, from Hulme, was due to appear before magistrates in Manchester today.

Michael Blake, who was 28, died after he was shot in the leg and back of his head near to his home on Manchester Road in Westhoughton, near Bolton, over two weeks ago.

Nathan Daniels, 27, from Stockport, has previously appeared in court charged with murder.


Breaking: Man who was shot in Bolton has died

Breaking: Man who was shot in Bolton has died Credit: ITV Granada

A man who was shot in Bolton last night has died of his injuries.

Shortly before 11:10pm on Thursday 3 November 2016, police were called to Manchester Road, Westhoughton to what was initially reported as a failure to stop collision.

Officers attended and found a 28-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition but has now sadly died.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, Head of GMP’s Major Incident Team said:

We are very much in the early stages of our investigation and we’re working to establish exactly what has happened to this man.

He is currently in hospital in a life threatening condition and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about the circumstances leading up to him being found by police.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2426 of 03/11/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick
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