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Five more charged with murder and attempted murder after Ashton shooting
Thursday 1st November 2018 @ 09:45 by Tom Greggan
Ashton Droylsden News Stalybridge Tameside

Five more men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after a shooting in Ashton in June.

31-year-old Luke Paul Graham was shot on Birch Street on Wednesday June 13th. Sadly, he later died in hospital from his injuries.

Another man in his 20s presented himself at hospital later that day with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was later discharged after treatment.

26-year-old Lee Adshead has previously been charged with murder and attempted murder. Two men, aged 30 and 33, were released under investigation.

Now, five more men have been arrested and charged after officers executed warrants in Ashton, Droylsden, Stalybridge, Audenshaw, Beswick, Oldham, Newton Heath and Prestwich, on Tuesday October 30th.

The men were:

  • Benjamin Dodd, 27, of Silfield Close, Beswick
  • Connor Cornforth, 27, of Wharf Road, Droylsden
  • Wade Neaton Cox, 28, of HMP Manchester
  • Jak Cooper West, 28, of Parrenthorn Road, Prestwich
  • Francis Robert Atkinson, 28, of Stamford Drive, Stalybridge.

All five men have been charged with the murder of Luke Paul Graham and attempted murder of the man in his 20s.

They were remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday November 1st).