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David Short murder: Third arrest in Greater Manchester

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Published: 14th Aug 2012 18:32:11

A third man has been arrested over the murder of a man in a shooting and hand grenade attack in Manchester.

The body of David Short, 46, was found at a house in Clayton following reports of gunshots and an explosion on Friday.

Armed police and bomb disposal teams sealed off York Road in Droylsden before arresting a man, 28, earlier.

Two men were arrested over the weekend. Police are still looking for Dale Cregan, 29, of Droylsden, and Anthony Wilkinson, 33, of Beswick.

Mr Cregan is also wanted in connection with the murder of Mark Short, David's son, who was shot at the Cotton Tree Pub on 25 May 2012.

A 37-year-old man and a 25-year-old man previously arrested on suspicion of David Short's murder have been bailed pending further inquiries.

The attack took place in Folkestone Road East at 10:30 BST on Friday.

Less than 10 minutes later a second attack took place at a house in Luke Road, Droylsden, though no-one was reported as injured.

Both involved hand grenades and automatic weapons.

Three people have been charged with the murder of Mark Short and are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court at a later date.

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