Man arrested in connection with pub burglary days after landlord was murdered

Detectives investigating a burglary at a pub in Widnes just days after its landlord was murdered have confirmed a man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

In a statement, Cheshire Police said:

The 36-year-old local was arrested on Friday 23 August. He is currently being held on suspicion of burglary.

Cheshire Police

A man has also been charged with the murder and possession of an offensive weapon following the death of Christian Thornton.

Lee Abbott, 35, is due to stand trial for his murder next year.