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Police find gun that could have been used in Aaron Lewis murder

Aaron Lewis was shot dead outside a chip shop in Wavertree on Wednesday. Credit: Merseyside Police

Police investigating the murder of Aaron Lewis in Liverpool say they have found a handgun.

It is being tested to find out whether it was the one used in the shooting.

The gun was found in a burnt out van just after the shooting on Wednesday evening, February 1, in Wavertree.

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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.

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Tribute to Urmston man: 'A really likeable man who lived life to the full'

Phillip Owen Credit: GMP

The family of a 42 year old man who died in Urmston have paid tribute to him.

Phillip Owen's body was found at his home on Gloucester Road at 7pm last Sunday evening.

He had a single stab wound to his neck.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are now appealing to the public for information.

He was a good brother and son and always worked really hard at everything he did. He could make friends in a second and was a really likeable person who lived live to the full.

– Family tribute

This is now a murder enquiry and we will do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“Our thoughts are with Phillip’s family at this difficult time and specially trained officers are on hand to offer their support.

“We are now appealing for the public’s help with our investigation, any information you have could be a vital part of the jigsaw.

“The loss of any loved one is heart breaking but for the victim’s family and friends to lose him like this must be unbearable and I would urge anyone with knowledge to get in touch with us.”

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

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 2397 of 30/10/16, or Crimestoppers,

Suitcase murder accused due before a judge

The remains were found on the Woodshead Pass Credit: ITV

A man from Manchester is due before a judge this morning, charged with murder, after a burnt and dismembered body was found in a suitcase.

The remains were discovered on the Woodshead Pass near Tintwistle. Ming Jiang, 42 and from Beswick, will appear at Nottingham Crown Court.

Murder investigation after man shot in Liverpool

Police believe it was a targeted attack. Credit: ITV News

Merseyside Police has launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally shot in Aigburth.

Police were called to Southwood Road at around 10.20pm on Monday night, October 24, after they received reports of gunshots and a man lying in the street.

Emergency services discovered a man in his 30s at the scene with gunshot wounds to his head, thigh and buttock. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Southwood Road and Bryanston Road have been cordoned off as detectives carry out CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries. Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure residents in the community.

Our enquiries are clearly at a very early stage, although it does appear that this was a targeted incident.

I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, to call us so we can find those responsible and put them before the courts.

We will not tolerate the use of firearms on the streets of Merseyside and are relentless in our efforts to bring those who are prepared to use them to justice.

– Superintendent Jonathon Davies, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information is urged to call the specialist Matrix gun crime team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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