David Short murder: Anthony Wilkinson arrested

Anthony Wilkinson
Image caption Police said Mr Wilkinson had "surrendered himself and the arrest was made peacefully"

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over a grenade attack which killed a man in Manchester.

Armed officers arrested 33-year-old Anthony Wilkinson in a park near Herne Street in Openshaw at about 12:00 BST.

Mr Wilkinson was one of two men sought by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the death of David Short in August.

A police spokesman said inquiries were "ongoing" and the force was still searching for 29-year-old Dale Cregan.

Mr Short, 46, was found dead at a house in Folkestone Road East, Clayton, after a blast on 10 August.

A second home was targeted in Luke Road, Droylsden, minutes later, but no-one was injured.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said Mr Wilkinson had "surrendered himself and the arrest was made peacefully with no risk to any members of the public or the surrounding community".

"Since David's tragic death, we have had armed officers on patrol in the north Manchester and Tameside areas to both reassure our communities and as part of our determination to ensure those responsible for David's death are brought to justice," he said.

"Today, those officers were on patrol in the Openshaw area and attended at a local park and made an arrest in connection with David's death."

Greater Manchester Police offered a reward of £50,000 to anyone who supplied the force with information that led to the arrest of Mr Wilkinson and Mr Cregan.

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