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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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Murder suspect could be using canals to evade police

Michael Cope Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police in Manchester say murder suspect Michael Cope could be using the canal network in Salford to evade capture.

Cope, 28, who police believe could be sleeping rough, is wanted over the murder of mum-of-two Linzi Ashton.

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