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Man charged over murder of Mark Short in Droylsden pub

David and Mark Short
Image caption David Short was killed in a shooting on Friday, while his son Mark was shot dead in Droylsden in May

A third person has been charged with the murder of a man who was shot dead in a Greater Manchester pub.

Mark Short, 23, died when a masked gunman opened fire at the Cotton Tree Inn in Droylsden on 25 May.

Mathew James, 32, has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Magistrates in remanded Mr James in custody, and he is next due to appear at the city's crown court on Tuesday.

Mark Short's father, David Short, was killed in a shooting and hand grenade attack in Clayton on Friday.

Police are continuing to appeal for help to find 29-year-old Dale Cregan, who is wanted over both murders.

Image caption Police said their main priority was to find Dale Cregan, from Droylsden

Detectives have warned people not to approach Mr Cregan, 29, but to contact officers if they see him.

David Short, 46, was found dead in Folkestone Road East, Clayton, on Friday morning after shots were heard.

His wife, Michelle, has said he was a loving husband and fantastic father and grandfather.

She said: "Dave's family was everything to him, he would always be there for family and friends when they needed him.

"I will always love you and you will always be in our hearts, forever and eternity," she added.

Two men were charged with the murder of Mark Short on Wednesday and are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 25 October.

Luke Livesey, 27, from Hattersley, and Damien Gorman, 38, from Glossop, are also charged with three counts of attempted murder.

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