Manchester

David Short grenade killing suspect Anthony Wilkinson in court

Anthony Wilkinson
Image caption Anthony Wilkinson, 33, was arrested in a park in Openshaw on Sunday.

A man accused of murdering a man in a gun and grenade attack in Manchester has appeared in court.

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

Anthony Wilkinson, 33, of Beswick, was arrested on Sunday and is charged with murder, attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He appeared at Manchester Crown Court, where he was remanded in custody. He is due back there next on 9 November.

Mr Wilkinson was arrested in a park in Openshaw.

A second man, Jermaine Anton Ward, 24, has been charged with murder and attempted murder and is also due before Manchester Crown Court on 9 November.

Police are still looking for Dale Cregan who is wanted over the murder.

Three other men arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed until next month pending further inquiries.

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