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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Police urge murder suspect to give himself up

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan have urged anyone harbouring Michael Cope, wanted in connection with the murder of Linzi Ashton, to give him up.

Ch Supt Mulligan said: "If anyone is harbouring this individual, they will be prosecuted."

He added that police believe he is still in the Salford area.

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