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Man charged with murdering mother and daughter in Liverpool

The bodies of Karen and Jade Hales were found at a house on Cathedral Road, Anfield, on Monday. Credit: Merseyside Police

A man has been charged with the double murder of Jade and Karen Hales, whose bodies were found in Anfield, Liverpool, on Monday.

Anthony Showers, 42, will appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court later today.

Merseyside Police has thanked the community for its assistance and support with this investigation into the deaths of the mother and daughter.

Fourth man arrested over fatal stabbing in Salford

19-year-old Jakub Gorski died in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest on Friday. Credit: GMP

A fourth person has been arrested over the murder of a man in Salford.

19-year-old Jakub Gorski died in hospital on Friday night after he was stabbed in the chest following reports of a fight on Hope Street, Lower Broughton.

Police were called to the scene on Hope Street in Lower Broughton at around 7.45pm on Friday. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Three men, aged 26, 26 and 49, have been released on bail. A 28-year-old man remains in custody.

Police say Jakub's death has left "a gaping hole in his family".

Officers say because the attack took place in daylight they are hoping somebody might have seen what happened. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 100616/2225 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Two more men arrested over murder of religious leader

Jalal Uddin was found with a severe head injury in February.

Police investigating the murder of a religious leader in Rochdale have arrested two more men.

Jalal Uddin, 64, was found with a severe head injury in a playground in the town on February 18. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

A 28-year-old man has today been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging funds for terrorism.

A third man, aged 21, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, is also in custody for further questioning after answering bail.

Six people have now been arrested in connection with the murder of Jalal Uddin.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers by calling 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested over murder of Lancaster man

John Houston, 41, was found dead inside a house on Laburnum Grove on Monday afternoon. Credit: Google Maps

Police investigating the death of a man from Lancaster have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

A man, believed to be John Houston, 41, was found dead inside a house on Laburnum Grove on Monday afternoon, April 4. Formal identification is yet to take place.

A man, 43, also from Lancaster, is in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident reference number 686.

Detectives say they are interested in John Houston's movements between Saturday, April 2, and his death.

Man charged with Bolton murder

A man has been charged with murder after a man was killed in Bolton.

Sebastian Zuchlinski, 39, was found with a number of stab wounds late on Saturday evening, February 6, after police received reports that a man had been attacked by a group of men.

Tomasz Bubrowski, 37, from Bolton, has been charged with murder and remains in custody. He is due to appear in court on Monday, February 14.

Six others arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9775.

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Police investigate murder of 23-year-old man in Bolton

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Bolton.

At around 4.15am this morning, police were called to Brightmeadow Close in Beightmet where they found a 23-year-old man with stab wounds.

The man was taken to hospital where he died.

No arrests have yet been made.

Chief Inspector Carol Martin said:

“Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man.

“We are currently trying to piece together what happened before police arrived at the scene and we will be doing everything we can to find the person or persons responsible.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance or seen anything suspicious before or after police arrived to get in touch so we can give this man’s family and friends the answers they deserve.”

New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder

David Edwards

A new bride from Lancashire accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. 42-year-old Sharon Edwards from Chorley appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of 51-year-old David Edwards. No pleas were entered and the court was told the case would be heard at crown court. Her solicitor Mr Sephton Lee told the short hearing that a bail application would be made on Friday at Preston Crown Court.

Wearing a grey T-shirt, Edwards confirmed her name and gave her address from the glassed dock where she was flanked by two officers. After giving her name, she told the court: "David's not dead." During the five minute hearing, Edwards told the deputy district judge that she understood proceedings, before saying again: "But he's not dead." As she looked to her two family members who were sitting in the public gallery she shook her head and mouthed: "No he isn't."

Deputy District Judge Maggie McCormack said the charge was one that had to be sent to crown court. As she was handcuffed and led away, Edwards waved and blew kisses to the man and woman in the gallery who kissed and hugged each other.

Mr Edwards, a criminal defence solicitor for 26 years, was found with a stab wound to his chest at their £300,000 four-bedroom home on Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Edwards - who had recently been made redundant from local law firm Kevills, based in Chorley, where he was a partner - had recently returned home from honeymooning with his new wife following their marriage in June.

Sharon Edwards was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday August 28.

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