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Man in court over Salford mother and son doorstep shootings

Shot seven-year-old Image copyright GMP
Image caption Christian Hickey and his mother Jayne were shot on their doorstep

A man has appeared in court over the shooting of a seven-year-old boy and his mother on the doorstep of their home in Salford.

Jayne Hickey, then aged 30, and her son Christian were both shot in the legs when two men knocked on their front door in October 2015.

Carne Thomasson, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Crown Court in September.

Mr Thomasson appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court earlier and was also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Greater Manchester Police said he was arrested in Spain in June.

Six other men have also been charged in connection with the shootings and are set to enter pleas next month.

Christopher Hall, 48, of HMP Manchester; Aldaire Warmington, 31, of HMP Hollesley Bay; and John Thomasson, 49, of Wakefield Crescent, Stockport, are charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Dominic Walton, 26, of HMP Long Lartin; James Coward, 22, of HMP Risley; and Lincoln Warmington, 31, of Summerville Road, Salford, have also been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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