Manchester

Man charged with David Short grenade killing

David and Mark Short
David Short was killed in a shooting and grenade attack, while his son Mark was shot dead in a Droylsden pub

A man has been charged with murder over a gun and grenade attack which killed a man in Greater Manchester.

David Short, 46, was found dead at a house in Folkestone Road East, Clayton, after a blast on 10 August.

Anthony Wilkinson, 33, from Beswick, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He is due to appear before magistrates on Wednesday. Another man Dale Cregan is still being sought by police.

Mr Wilkinson was arrested in a park in Openshaw on Sunday.

Police are continuing their appeal to trace Mr Cregan, 29, from Droylsden in connection with Mr Short's death and the death of his son Mark, who was shot dead at the Cotton Tree pub, in Droylsden, on 25 May.

Steve Heywood, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, said: "I want to stress that Dale Cregan can have complete control over this situation.

"All we want is to try and find a safe way to resolve this situation which has now been going on for more than three weeks."

Jermaine Anton Ward, 24, has also been charged with murder and attempted murder and is due before Manchester Crown Court on 9 November.

Three other men arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until next month pending further inquiries.

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