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Court appearance over Heywood death

The family of a 34 year old who has been charged with murdering his father at a house in Heywood say they are devastated.

Graham Clarke was found injured on Claybank Street in on Sunday, he died later in hospital.

A woman was also found with facial injuries. James Clarke has been charged with murder. He's due before magistrates in Rochdale later morning

Liverpool man named in Gibraltar murder-suicide

Police investigate murder-suicide in Gibraltar Credit: ITV

Police in Gibraltar have named a Liverpool man who died in a murder-suicide on the island as 31-year-old John Shannon.

Mr Shannon was discovered alongside the bodies of his partner, Anarda De La Caridad Perez Friman, and two children.

The youngsters have been named as Eve Shannon Perez, aged six weeks, and four-year-old Amanda Kristoffersen Perez.

The four were killed on March 30 in an attack at their flat.

Detectives are still investigating which of the two parents was responsible for the killings.


Man arrested after Heywood murder

Police have arrested a man in connection with a murder on Claybank Street Credit: Granada reports

Police in Greater Manchester have arrested a 34 year old man in connection with a murder at a house in Heywood yesterday.

A 52-year-old man was found stabbed to death at an address on Claybank Street just before six o'clock last night after police investigated reports two people had been attacked.

A 37-year-old woman who was also at the house suffered facial injuries.

While the news that a man has been murdered, coupled with the police presence at the address will most likely cause some concern to residents, I want to reassure them that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there to be no wider threat to the community.

– Detective Chief Inspector John Harris

Man charged with Kensington murder

A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 47-year-old Roy Heyes.

Martin Daiken, 27, of Boaler Street, Kensington has been charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have heard, or seen anything prior to the discovery of Mr Heyes body on the evening of Sunday March 1, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at St Anne Street police station on 0151 777 4065, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Family pay tribute to murdered Salford mum

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.


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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