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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,

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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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Manchester man charged with murder after body found in suitcase

A 42-year-old man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a dismembered body in a suitcase. Credit: Elaine Willcox/ITV News

A man from Manchester has been charged with murder after a body was found in a suitcase in a lay-by in Derbyshire.

The body was discovered at the side of the A628, east of Tintwistle, near Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs, at 12.30pm on Monday, October 10. Police believe it was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

It was badly burnt and missing its head and limbs.

Ming Jiang, 42, was charged with murder on Sunday, October 23, and will appear before magistrates at the Chesterfield Justice Centre on Monday.

Police say the victim will not be named until the family have been informed.

Police release new image in 'body in case' murder

A suitcase similar to the one containing the body Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police investigating the murder of a man whose burnt body was found in a layby in Derbyshire have released an image of a case similar to the one he was contained in.

The body was found inside a suitcase in a lay-by off the A628, just east of Tintwistle near Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs at 12.30pm on Monday, October 10. Police believe it was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

It was badly burnt and missing its head and limbs. Police are still trying to establish his identity and have obtained DNA from the man’s body but have found no match on the national database.

Officers say the body was a man aged 18-40, with white or light-coloured skin and was probably between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 11ins tall.

The suitcase has also been examined and police now know it was a 196 litre black Samsonite Rhapsody Stockton with the dimensions 80cm x 68cm by 31cm.

We have had more than 60 calls from people coming forward with information, or suggesting who this man may be.

We’re grateful to these callers but unfortunately, we have still not been able to identify the man. He could have gone missing from anywhere in the country but simply hasn’t been reported missing by those who know him.

Do you have a friend or neighbour you haven’t seen for a while? Maybe you only see them from time to time. If you think they could have gone missing, please get in touch with us.

Similarly, if you know anyone who owns a suitcase like this, or you saw someone in the area with a suitcase like this on October 9, call us.

– Assistant Chief Constable Bill McWilliam , Derbyshire Police
The burnt body was found in a layby Credit: GTV

Horrific details emerge over Peak District body

Police at the scene Credit: ITV NEWS

Police in the Peak District have renewed their appeal for information after a body was found badly burnt in a lay-by in north Derbyshire.

So far, police have received more than 30 calls from the public. They are now calling for the public to check that friends and relatives they have not seen for a while are not missing.

  • Assistant Chief Constable Bill McWilliam addresses the press

The body was found in a lay-by off the A628, just east of Tintwistle and north of Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs.

His body, which was missing a head and limbs, was found by a member of the public at 12.30pm on Monday, October 10. Police believe it was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9 to come forward.

They also want to speak to anyone who regularly travels along the A628 between Tintwistle and the Flounch roundabout to get in touch so their vehicles can be eliminated from the inquiry.

Credit: ITV News

Police want drivers to ring in with the make and model of their vehicle and the time that they made their journey.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the victim is also asked to come forward.

Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit are leading the investigation and a dedicated number has now been set up to take calls from across the country from people who want to come forward with information. This number is 0800 056 0944.

Badly burned murder victim in lay-by was a man

Officers arriving at the scene at Tintwistle Credit: ITV Granada Elaine Willcox

Police have revealed a badly burned body which found in a lay-by in Derbyshire was a white man.

Officers believe that his body was left in the lay-by sometime between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9.

Detectives are still working to discover the identity of the man, whose badly burnt body was found by a member of the public on Monday, October 10 in a parking area off the A628 just east of Tintwistle in the High Peak District, near Glossop.

Police believe a fire was started at the scene.

Officers are asking anyone who was in the area between 9pm and midnight on Sunday, October 9 to come forward. They also want to speak to anyone who regularly travels along the A628 between Tintwistle and the Flounch roundabout to get in touch so their vehicles can be eliminated from the inquiry.

Police want drivers to ring in with the make and model of their vehicle and the time that they made their journey.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the victim is also asked to come forward.

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