Manchester

Salford burglar death: Man charged over break-in

A police officer at the house on Ethel Avenue
Image caption A man handed himself in at a police station earlier

A man has been charged with aggravated burglary following an attempted break-in at a house in Salford, during which a burglar was killed.

The 23-year-old man, from Hyde, has also been charged with possession of a bladed article.

John Bennell, 27, of Hyde, was stabbed in the chest, at a house in Ethel Avenue, Pendlebury, last Wednesday.

Greater Manchester Police have also arrested another 23-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Householder Peter Flanagan, 59, who was arrested on suspicion of Mr Bennell's murder, has been bailed until 25 July.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said inquiries were continuing.

Mr Flanagan's 27-year-old son Neil and his son's 21-year-old girlfriend were also arrested but later released without charge.

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