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Wayne Basnett shooting: Man held on suspicion of murder

Wayne Basnett
Image caption Wayne Basnett was found dead on Pepper Street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in a Cheshire village.

Wayne Basnett, of Hough Green, was found shot in the head on Pepper Street in the village near Widnes in the early hours of 22 December.

The 30-year-old was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards, a Cheshire Police spokeswoman said.

A man, 24, is being held on suspicion of murder. He is the second man to be questioned over the death. A man, 46, has been released without charge.

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