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.

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Grenades in Droylsden attack came from Yugoslavia

Police investigating a double gun and grenade attack in Droylsden say the weapons used in the explosion, are believed to be militarygrenades from Yugoslavia.

At 10.30am on Friday 10 August, 46-year-old David Short was found shot dead at a house on Folkestone Road East in Clayton. There had also been an explosion caused by a grenade.

Less than 10 minutes later, shots were fired and there was another explosion outside a house on Luke Road in Droylsden.

Three men arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed.

Police say they also want to speak to Anthony Wilkinson in connection Dale Cregan is also wanted over the murder of Mark Short, David’s son, at the Cotton Tree Pub on 25 May 2012.

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We continue to have a considerable police presence, including armed officers, in the Clayton and Droylsden areas. We do not believe that the two attacks last Friday were random, but understandably, people in the area are still hugely concerned by what they may have seen and heard.

“We have arrested three people so far in connection with Friday’s attacks and we are continuing to look for two other men – 29-year-old Dale Cregan and 33-year-old Anthony Wilkinson - who we still want to speak to.

– Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood

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