Arrest over Manchester murder

Wanted man Michael Cope has been arrested in Greater Manchester on suspicion of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton after spending nearly a month on the run from police.

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Wanted man Michael Cope hands himself in to police

A wanted man suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend has handed himself in to armed officers after nearly a month on the run.

Police hunting Michael Cope, 28, were called to an address in Leigh, Greater Manchester, late last night and he was arrested.

Michael Cope was arrested in connection with the murder of Linzi Ashton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Mother-of-two Linzi Ashton, 25, was found with multiple injuries at her home in Winton, Salford, on 29 June.

Miss Ashton made separate complaints to Greater Manchester Police in April and May that Cope had raped and beaten her.

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