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.
“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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GMP officer sacked for using ‘racially aggravated language’ to colleagues
A serving Manchester police officer has been sacked after making “offensive and derogatory” remarks to his colleagues.
PC Radoslaw Mikulski – who worked in Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Trafford district, and had been on restricted duties since October 2022 – was officially dismissed from his role with immediate effect this week (19 February) following an accelerated misconduct meeting at GMP’s headquarters.
It comes after the police officer used “racially aggravated language” on two separate occasions.
The “offensive” language was used in private meetings to colleagues in September and October 2022 – with the first use referring to an incident, and the second about a member of the public.
After a debrief into the first incident, GMP advised PC Mikulski that this type of language was “inappropriate”, and he then went on to admit that his behaviour amounted to gross misconduct and subsequently apologised.
He did, however, explain in the hearing this week that his comments in the first case “referred to an incident, rather than a person”.
PC Mikulski’s actions were reported to GMP’s Professional Standards Directorate, who then carried out an internal investigation which led to disciplinary proceedings.
Chief Constable Stephen Watson – who presided over the hearing this week – agreed that the behaviour amounted to gross misconduct, and that PC Mikulski had therefore “breached the standards” of Equality and Diversity, as well as Authority, Respect and Courtesy.
In dismissing the officer, CC Watson accepted that PC Mikulski’s use of the derogatory term had not been “malicious”.
But he said that despite this acceptance, this type of language is still “highly offensive” and ultimately “falls below what the public rightly expects”, adding: “Racially aggravated language always constitutes an aggravating factor, and there is a risk of the trust of minority communities [in the police] being harmed.”
CC Watson also ordered PC Mikulski’s name to be added to the College of Policing Barred List.
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Four boys aged between 12 and 14 arrested on suspicion of rape in Rochdale
Four boys aged between 12 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape in Rochdale, it has been confirmed.
Not a great deal of information regarding the incident has been shared by police at this time, but what we do know is that four boys have been arrested on suspicion of rape, and they currently remain in police custody.
The four boys are aged 12, 13, 14, and 14 – with no further details disclosed by GMP.
We also know that a police investigation into the incident has now been launched, and that a scene remains in place while officers carry out proceedings.
The victim is also currently being supported by specialist officers too.
With the investigation now underway and ongoing, GMP has issued issued a public appeal, and is urging anyone with any information that may assist with enquiries to get in touch, as investigation officers are particularly keen to hear from them.
Any information can be shared by calling 0161 856 8512, quoting log number 2601 of 10/02/2024, or by reporting it on GMP’s website using the ‘tell us about’ tool here – www.gmp.police.uk
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
GMP has also offered support services for if you, or someone you know, has been raped or sexually assaulted, and is encouraging victims not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency, so you can get the help and support available.
Support is available at the following contact points:
Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre – a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women, and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
Greater Manchester Rape Crisis – a confidential information, support, and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
Survivors Manchester – specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape, or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.