Man who was ‘on the run’ for eight years charged with murder after Urmston shooting in 2015

A long time coming.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 17th January 2024

A man who has been “on the run” for has finally been tracked-down and charged with a murder that happened more than eight years ago.

Abdul Ahsan, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder in relation to the death of Andre Marshall in the Trafford town of Urmston all the way back in 2015.

Enquiries by the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers initially investigating the incident identified the 27-year-old as a suspect, and proceeded to circulate him as ‘wanted’ in 2015 – and now finally, after being on the run for eight years, Ahsan was tracked down to Pakistan and was subsequently extradited in a joint effort by UK and Pakistan authorities.

He was escorted back to the UK by officers from the Joint International Crime Centre (JICC) on Tuesday 16 January 2024, GMP has confirmed, and has been remanded in custody.

Ahsan will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 17 January 2024).


The charges placed on Ahsan come after Andre Marshall’s body was found at 7:26 am on Wednesday 20 May 2015 in the parking area of Manor Park, in Urmston, before it was was later established that he had sadly died from “multiple gunshot wounds”.

Two people have already been sentenced for their involvement in Andre’s murder.


On Thursday 19 May 2016, 26-year-old Danial Shahid was found guilty of assisting an offender following a trial at Manchester Crown Court, and was sentenced to four years in prison, while 29-year-old Kadell Rivers pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and possession of an offensive weapon at an earlier hearing, and on the same day, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

“This charge is an important development in the investigation into the death of Andre Marshall,” commented Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incident Team.

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“On behalf of our investigation team, I would like to thank our colleagues in the National Crime Agency and also the Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and the UK Crown Prosecution Service who have all jointly worked together to facilitate this progress in our investigation.


“GMP continues the pursuit to finding justice for Andre’s family.”

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