A man has been charged with assisting an offender in the manhunt for Michael Cope, wanted in connection with the murder of Linzi Ashton.
Detectives hunting murder suspect Michael Cope have arrested a man on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police hunting a murder suspect wanted in connection with the "wicked" killing of a young mother are making door-to-door inquiries.
Greater Manchester Police and Crimestoppers have announced a £5,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of Michael Cope.
He is wanted for the "sustained and vicious" murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton in Salford.
Chief Supt Kevin Mulligan said: "£5000 could be a life-changing amount of money so I want people to think long and hard and if you know where Cope is, then coming forward will not only lead to a financial reward but also the reward of helping to give Linzi's family the justice they deserve.
Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan have urged anyone harbouring Michael Cope, wanted in connection with the murder of Linzi Ashton, to give him up.
Ch Supt Mulligan said: "If anyone is harbouring this individual, they will be prosecuted."
He added that police believe he is still in the Salford area.
The man suspected of murdering Linzi Ashton was already wanted by police on suspicious of raping her, Greater Manchester Police said.
Ashton accused Michael Cope of rape in April and Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said police had been seeking to arrest him since then.
Mother-of-two Ashton, 25, was found dead at her Salford home on Saturday.
A man wanted by police in connection with the murder of a mum-of-two from Salford had been reported to the police for a serious sexual assault against her.
Linzi Ashton's body was found at her home in Salford on Saturday night. Police have launched a manhunt for her ex-partner Michael Cope.
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney, said:
“As previously stated we know that Michael Cope had been in a relationship with Linzi and through that relationship there have been reports to police in respect of allegations made by her.
“This includes a serious sexual offence and an assault that were reported at the end of April and the middle of May respectively.
“I am not going to go into great detail about these offences or our involvement, suffice it to say Michael Cope was wanted in connection with these matters and numerous attempts were made to arrest him.
“Clearly he is now also wanted for murder meaning our involvement in relation to these earlier matters will rightly come under enhanced scrutiny and that is why we have made the referral to the IPCC and why we are also reviewing these matters ourselves.”