Car abandoned after gun and grenade attack

Search for information on abandoned car Credit: GMP

Police investigating two attacks last Friday in which one man was shot dead and two grenades were set off are appealing for information about a car they believe was involved.

The body of David Short, 46, was found at a house in Clayton last Friday morning.

Less than 10 minutes later a second grenade attack took place at a house nearby in Luke Road, Droylsden.

David's son was killed at the Cotton Tree Pub in a separate attack in May. Police are looking for Dale Cregan, 29, of Droylsden and Anthony Wilkinson, 33, of Beswick in connection.

Search for information on abandoned car Credit: GMP

Police found a silver five-door Ford Fiesta, registration BJ52 XMX, abandoned on Lord Lane in Failsworth at around 11.30am last Friday 10 August 2012.

The car had been purchased on Thursday 9 August at 2pm.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone that saw a white Vauxhall Combo van any time after it was hired from Salford Van Hire at 4.45pm on Thursday evening, up to 10.30am on Friday morning.


Gun and grenade attack

Police looking for two men wanted in connection with the death of David Short have teamed up with Crimestoppers to offer a £25k reward.