Manchester

David Short grenade killing: Man appears in court

Anthony Wilkinson
Mr Wilkinson, 33, was arrested in a park in Openshaw on Sunday.

A man accused of the murder of a man who was killed in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester has been remanded in custody.

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 his murder.

He was remanded in custody at Manchester Magistrates' Court and will next appear in the city's crown court on Thursday.

Mr Wilkinson, who was arrested in a park in Openshaw on Sunday, is also charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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

Police are still looking for Dale Cregan who is wanted over the murder.

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

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