Man Chared With Clayton Grenade Killing

5 September 2012, 09:35 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Police have charged a man with the murder of Clayton dad David Short.

33 year old Anthony Wilkinson from the Beswick area has been charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. 

He is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court today.

On Friday 10 August, the body of 46 year old David Short, was found at a house on Folkestone Road East in Clayton after police were called there following reports of gunshots.

There had also been an explosion at the house, which was caused by a grenade. 

Less than ten minutes later, there was another grenade explosion outside a house on Luke Road in Droylsden. No-one was injured during this incident. 

24 year old Jermaine Anton Ward, has already been charged with murder and attempted murder and is next due at Manchester Crown Court on 9th November

Three other men arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until October 2012 pending further inquiries. 

Police are continuing their appeal to trace Dale Cregan. 

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said: “I want to stress that Dale Cregan can have complete control over this situation. All we want is to try and find a safe way to resolve this situation which has now been going on for more than three weeks. 

"Dale Cregan does have options open to him; he can call his solicitor, he can call a trusted friend or ally or he can make himself known to us.” 

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