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Pragaret Singh killing: Shopkeeper death witness sought

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Image caption Police said the woman "could be a key witness" to the attack on Mr Singh

A woman who may have seen the killers of a shopkeeper who was shot at his Manchester store is being sought by police.

Pragaret Singh, 35, from Swinton, was found with stomach and chest wounds at Manchester Food Traders on Wood Street, Openshaw, on 31 October.

Police said Mr Singh, known as Charlie to his friends, was carrying "thousands of pounds" when he was attacked.

The woman, seen on CCTV nearby, "could be a key witness", a spokesman said.

He said it was believed she "may have seen the offenders or the car they were travelling in".

On Friday, Mr Singh's brother revealed over 1,000 people had visited his home to pay their respects.

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Image caption Mr Singh's family said he was an "absolute, complete gentleman"

A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until the end of January.

Police said 11 search warrants had been carried out across Greater Manchester since the father of three was killed.

Det Ch Insp Richard Eales said officers wanted to hear from any witnesses, including "anyone who may have seen a silver or light coloured Seat hatchback drive along Park House Street and possibly emerging onto Alan Turning Way, near to the old Grey Mare Lane Police station".

"The gunman and another man were in the car so it is vital that someone tells us if they saw it that night," he said.

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