Police believe murder suspect Cope is in Salford

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.

Linzi Ashton was found dead at her Salford home on Saturday
Linzi Ashton was found dead at her Salford home on Saturday Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

"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.

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CCTV released of wanted man

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.