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Police have issued further details after a man was killed at a house in Clayton, Manchester.

August 10, 2012, 4:53 pm

Police have issued further details after a man was killed at a house in Clayton, Manchester. 

Shortly after 10.30am on Friday 10 August 2012, police were called to Folkestone Road East in Clayton, following reports of gunshots. Police also believe an explosion occurred at the scene.

Officers attended and discovered the body of a 46-year-old man.

A Home Office post-mortem examination to establish how the man died is yet to take place.

A short time later, at 10.39am, police received reports that shots had been fired at a house on Luke Road, Droylsden. Police also believe there was an explosion at this address, although no-one was injured during this incident. 

The investigation is at an early stage and it is not yet known what type of weapons were used. 

Extra officers are in both areas, including armed response officers.

GMP believes both incidents are linked and may also be connected to the fatal shooting of Mark Short in Droylsden in May.

Police are currently searching for Dale Cregan, 29, from the Droylsden area who is wanted in connection with the murder of Mark Short at the Cotton Tree Pub on 25 May 2012. Police also want to speak to him in connection with today’s incidents. 

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, said: “Things have moved on apace since this morning but we still don’t know with any certainty what happened or why. However our thoughts remain with the family of the man who has been tragically killed. 

“We do believe both incidents are linked and are looking at the very real possibility that they are connected to the recent fatal shooting of a young man at a pub in Droylsden.

“We believe the answers to what happened lie in the community and would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward. We have issued a picture of Dale Cregan and I would urge anyone who knows of his whereabouts to come forward. If you see him, do not approach him but call police immediately. 

“Without question people in Clayton, Droylsden and across Greater Manchester will be concerned and I want to reassure them that we don’t believe there is a threat to the general public.

“Extra officers, including specialist firearms officers, are in both areas and we will have a significant police presence over the coming days and I would urge anyone with any concerns or who has any information they may want to share to come and speak to us.”

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