Stalybridge man charged with murder

EIGHT men, including two from Stalybridge, have been charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal shooting in Ashton.

Jay Cornforth, 22, of Ashton Old Road, Manchester, and Charlie Atkinson, 26, of Stamford Drive, Stalybridge, are the latest to have been charged with murder and attempted murder and were remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 9.

At around 4.50pm on Wednesday 13 June 2018, police were called to reports that a man had been shot on Birch Street.

Luke Paul Graham, 31, was taken to hospital where he sadly 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.

A total of 10 men have been arrested in connection with this incident.

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

The following men were previously charged with murder and attempted murder:

Lee Adshead, 26, of Havana Close in Manchester.

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.

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

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