Michael Cope to appear in court tomorrow

Michael Cope will appear at Manchester and Salford magistrates’ court tomorrow charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton as well as assault and rape.

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Ex-partner murder charge

Michael Cope, 28, has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton after he handed himself in to armed officers after nearly a month on the run, Greater Manchester Police said.