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Two men charged with the murder of missing Failsworth man Ashley Walsh

Ashley Walsh was last seen on Kintore Walk at around 11pm on the 7 January 2022.

The Manc The Manc - 18th January 2022

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed this morning that two men have been charged with the murder of a missing Oldham man.

In a statement released this morning, the force revealed that 33-year-old Aaron Evitt of Brentnor Road, Manchester, and 45-year-old Gerrard McGlacken of Kintore Walk, Manchester, have both been charged with the murder of 34-year-old Ashley Walsh from the Failsworth area of Oldham.

The pair have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court this morning (18 January 2022).

Ashley Walsh was last seen on Kintore Walk at around 11pm on the 7 January 2022.

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Officers then later found a body – which has since been formally-identified as Ashley’s – in a wooded area of Sandhills Park in Collyhurst.

Ashley’s next of kin have been informed.

A 30-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, but GMP confirmed that she has since been released on bail.

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Greater Manchester Police is urging anyone with information that may be of importance to contact police on 0161 856 6377 quoting log number 1819 of the 12 January 2022, or information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.uk.

If you can’t report online, you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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