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Reward to find murder suspect

A £5000 reward is on offer to find the prime suspect in the murder of a Salford mum. Michael Cope, 28, is wanted over the killing of his ex-partner Linzi Ashton. Her body was found last weekend. She had previously accused him of rape.

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£5000 reward for information on wanted man

Michael Cope Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police and Crimestoppers have announced a £5,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of Michael Cope.

He is wanted for the "sustained and vicious" murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton in Salford.

Chief Supt Kevin Mulligan said: "£5000 could be a life-changing amount of money so I want people to think long and hard and if you know where Cope is, then coming forward will not only lead to a financial reward but also the reward of helping to give Linzi's family the justice they deserve.

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