Three suspects arrested for murder of Michael Blake

One is still in police custody for questioning

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of 28-year-old Michael Blake.

On 3 November 2016, police were called to Manchester Road, Westhoughton.

Officers found Blake with gunshot wounds – to his leg and at the back of his head. He was rushed to hospital but sadly died on the morning of 4 November 2016.

A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. However, he has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A second 27-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

In addition, a 52-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. She has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The local community remains shocked and saddened by the murder.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2426 of 03/11/16. Or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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