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Police have released CCTV images of what they believe is a recent sighting of wanted Michael Cope. Cope is suspected of murdering mother-of-three Linzi Ashton.
The pictures were filmed in Wigan on Sunday afternoon.
Police have been searching for Cope for three weeks
Three men are now being questioned by detectives in the manhunt for Michael Cope, wanted in connection with the murder of Linzi Ashton.
The mum-of-two was found dead at her home in Winton on Saturday evening.
A post mortem found she died as a result of pressure to the neck and multiple injuries.
Officers have been granted more time to question the 25-year-old man arrested on Monday.
Late on Tuesday night officers arrested two other men, aged 26 and 27. All three remain in custody on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Greater Manchester Police and Crimestoppers, the independent charity, have also announced a £5,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of Michael Cope.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5092 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives looking for Michael Cope have issued CCTV footage of him buying snacks hours before it is believed Linzi Ashton was murdered.
Mother-of-two Linzi was found at her home on Westbourne Road, Winton by relatives shortly before 6pm on Saturday 29 June 2013.
Her ex-partner Michael Cope is being sought in connection with her murder.
The footage released shows Cope buying snacks and drinks from Best One on Liverpool Road, Eccles at about 10.45pm on Friday 28 June 2013.
Detectives hunting murder a suspect over the killing of a young mother arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender, Greater Manchester Police said.
Police are still searching for 28-year-old Michael Cope and have offered a £5,000 reward to anyone who may be able to help him come forward.
Detectives hunting a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend have offered a £5,000 reward to entice anyone who may be able to help him come forward.
Michael Cope, 28, a "dangerous man", is wanted for the "sustained and vicious" murder of Linzi Ashton, whose body was found at her home in Salford, Greater Manchester on Saturday.
Cope has not been seen since Friday night and police have warned that anyone harbouring him will be prosecuted.
Supt Kevin Mulligan yesterday warned that Cope had a history of violent and aggressive behaviour, saying "he does represent a risk to the community".
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police believe Michael Cope, who is suspected of murdering young mother Linzi Ashton, is still in Salford.
"We believe he is in Salford, although he could be anywhere, but our inquiries at the moment suggest he is in Salford," said Superintendent Kevin Mulligan of Greater Manchester Police.
"He is a dangerous man and if anyone sees him out on the streets or anywhere else they need to ring 999."
Cope was seen out in public with Ashton in Salford on Friday night - the evening before her body was discovered.
The man suspected of murdering Linzi Ashton was already wanted by police on suspicious of raping her, Greater Manchester Police said.
Ashton accused Michael Cope of rape in April and Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said police had been seeking to arrest him since then.
Mother-of-two Ashton, 25, was found dead at her Salford home on Saturday.
Police hunting for Michael Cope over the murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton urged him to give himself up.
Superintendent Kevin Mulligan warned: "If anyone is harbouring this individual, they will be prosecuted."
He added that Cope had a "history of violent behaviour".
A man wanted by police in connection with the murder of a mum-of-two from Salford had been reported to the police for a serious sexual assault against her.
Linzi Ashton's body was found at her home in Salford on Saturday night. Police have launched a manhunt for her ex-partner Michael Cope.
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney, said:
A young mother who was murdered in her Salford home on Saturday died as a result of "pressure to the neck and multiple injuries", a post mortem has concluded.
Great Manchester Police said they are seeking Ashton's ex-partner, 28-year-old Michael Cope, in connection with her murder.