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Two charged with murder of Failsworth man

Ashley Walsh. Image: Greater Manchester Police.

Two men have been charged with the murder of a missing man from Oldham.

Aaron Evitt, 33, of Brentnor Road, Manchester, and Gerrard McGlacken, 45, of Kintore Walk, Manchester, have been charged with the murder of 34-year-old Ashley Walsh from Failsworth.

They have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning (18 January).

Ashley was last seen on Kintore Walk in Collyhurst at around 11pm on 7 January.

Police have confirmed that a body, which has since been formally identified as that of Ashley's, has been found in a wooded area of nearby Sandhills Park.

Ashley's next of kin have been informed, Greater Manchester Police have said. 

A 30-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. She has since been released on bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 6377, quoting log number 1819 of 12 January 2022. Information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.uk. If you can't report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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