Stalybridge man charged in murder probe

FIVE men, including one from Stalybridge, have been charged with murder and attempted murder following a shooting in Ashton.

On Tuesday, October 30 officers executed warrants in Ashton, Droylsden, Stalybridge, Audenshaw, Beswick, Oldham, Newton Heath and Prestwich in relation to the fatal shooting.

At around 4.50pm on Wednesday, June 13, police were called to reports that a man had been shot on Birch Street.

Luke Paul Graham, 31, was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Another man in his 20s presented himself at hospital later that day with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was discharged from hospital following treatment.

The following have been charged with the murder of Luke Paul Graham and attempted murder of the man in his 20s, and have been remanded in custody and appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, November 1

Wade Keaton Cox, 28, of HMP Manchester.

Jak Cooper West, 28. of Parrenthorn Road, Prestwich.

Connor Cornforth, 27, of Wharf Road, Droylsden.

Francis Robert Atkinson, 28, of Stamford Drive, Stalybridge.

Benjamin Dodd, 27, of Silfield Close, Beswick.

A total of eight men have been arrested in connection with this incident.

Two men, aged 30 and 33 years, were released under investigation.

Lee Adshead, 26, of Havana Close in Manchester was previously charged with murder and attempted murder.


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