Manchester

Pragaret 'Charlie' Singh: Man arrested over shop owner killing

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Image caption Pragaret Singh, known as Charlie, was shot dead during the robbery at Manchester Food Traders

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a shop owner who was shot at his Manchester store.

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.

A 28-year-old man is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to murder.

Police also released a photograph of the kind of car used by Mr Singh's killers, which they believe was a silver five door hatchback Seat Leon, registered between 2005 and 2012.

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Image caption Police believe Mr Singh's killers used a silver five door hatchback Seat Leon

Det Ch Insp Richard Eales said: "We remain as determined as ever to do everything in our power to track down the two men who confronted Charlie that night.

"It's now been more than three weeks since Charlie's tragic murder and, for his family and friends, the pain of not knowing who did this must be unbearable."

A 30-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed until 28 January.

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