Man charged with murder of David Short

A man has been charged by detectives investigating a murder linked to a gun and grenade attack which led to the deaths of two PCs.

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Family pay tribute to murdered Salford mum

Rebecca Ayres
Rebecca Ayres

The family of 24 year old Rebecca Ayres has said: "Becks was our hard working, ambitious and fun loving princess who lived life to the full. She had a smile that would light up any room, and the hearts of every one she came into contact with.

"She was a special daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, aunty and friend to many. She was a doting mum to her three-year-old son who was her life.

This has had a devastating impact on us all, her community especially 'MONACO' Morris Dancing Troupe of which she was a member from an early age.

"On behalf of her family and friends, we would like to thank you for all the messages of support, tributes and condolences received and take comfort in the amount of support shown."Life will never be the same, and it is unfair that we have to go on without her in our lives."

Murder inquiry launched after body found

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man's body was found at a house in Farnworth, Bolton.Officers to a house on Kildare Street following a report that a man's body had been found. They discovered the body of a 40-year-old man.

A post mortem examination concluded the victim had been strangled. Detectives have now launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses.

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Lorry driver arrested for murder in Warrington

Cheshire Police attended an incident at Manchester Road, Rixton, Warrington, at 8.15 this morning following reports that a man was deceased. At the scene, a 46 year old male from North Manchester, believed to be the driver of a DAF articulated lorry was arrested for murder.

An unidentified white male believed to be associated with an untended car nearby , was declared dead at the scene. Police have launched a murder investigation and are interviewing witnesses.

They have also asked anyone who was travelling on Manchester Road ? the A57 close to Junction 21 of the M6 ? between 8am and 8.15 and witnessed erratic driving or the incident itself to contact police on 101.

Murder charge over double killing

The murder scene in Knowsley Credit: ITV

Police have charged a 55-year-old man with murdering a mother and daughter on Merseyside.

William Owen, from Knowsley, is appearing in court.

Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29, were found dead at their home in Knowsley on Thursday. Both died of head injuries.

An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene, but nothing could be done for the women.

An air ambulance landed in a field, close to the murder scene Credit: ITV

Family release statement after Knowsley Village deaths

"Sharon was a devoted, loving, caring mother and sister. She was extremely proud of her daughter Stephanie and was devoted to her.

"Sharon was educated at All Hallows secondary school in Speke. She later attained a degree in Information Technology, which she utilised as a volunteer, teaching children with learning difficulties.

"Stephanie was a loving daughter who loved singing and playing music. She enjoyed holidaying with her family at Blackpool.

"As a family we have taken some comfort from the lovely response within the community and are appreciative of their support.

”We would ask that we are now allowed some space and time to try and come to terms with the tragic loss of our much loved Sharon and Stephanie. They will be sadly missed.”

– Family statement

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Police confirm two women in Knowsley were murdered

Scene of double murder in Knowsley Village Credit: ITV Granada

Detectives in Knowsley are investigating the murder of two women in Knowsley Village.

At around midday a man attended Huyton police station to report the incident.

Officers then went to a house in Home Farm Road and discovered the bodies of two women, one believed to be in her twenties and the other in her fifties.

A 55-year-old man from the Knowsley Village area has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident.

He has been taken into police custody where he will be questioned by detectives.

The women have not yet been formally identified and the next of kin are being sought.

A Home Office post mortem will take place to establish the causes of death.

Detectives believe the offender and victims were known to each other.

The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the area.

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