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Men bailed over David Short murder in Greater Manchester

Cordoned off road in Clayton
Image caption David Short was killed in the attack in Clayton, Greater Manchester in August.

Two men have been bailed after they were arrested in connection with the gun and grenade killing of a man in Greater Manchester.

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

The men were arrested on Friday in Stalybridge and Oldham on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Police said the men, aged 37 and 32, have been bailed until November pending further inquiries.

A post-mortem examination concluded Mr Short died from multiple gunshot wounds and an explosion injury.

Police search

Anthony Wilkinson, 33, of Beswick, and Jermaine Anton Ward, 24, have both been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Mr Wilkinson is also charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Manchester Crown Court on 9 November.

Police are still looking for Dale Cregan, 29, from the Droylsden in connection with the murder.

Mr Cregan, 29, is wanted in connection with the murder of Mr Short and his son Mark, who was killed in a shooting at the Cotton Tree pub, in Droylsden, on 25 May.

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

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