Salford killer appeals against 27 year jail sentence

Michael Cope jailed for 27 years for murder Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A man jailed after strangling his ex-girlfriend at her home in Salford will appeal his 27 year jail term today. Michael Cope went on the run after killing Linzi Ashton in June last year. The court heard she had more than 100 injuries. Cope admitted admitted murder at Manchester Crown Court.

Linzi Ashton murdered at her Salford home Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Flowers in memory of Linzi Credit: ITV Granada Reports