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Man arrested following the death of Linzi Ashton
Saturday 27th July, 2013

A man has been arrested following the death of Linzi Ashton, who was killed last month in Salford.

At about 11.55pm on Friday 26 July 2013, police were called to an address on Larch Road in Leigh following a report a wanted man was at the address.

Armed officers attended and a 28-year-old man handed himself in to police and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Linzi, a mother-of-two, was found dead at her home on Westbourne Road, Winton by relatives shortly before 6pm on Saturday 29 June 2013.

A Home Office post mortem concluded Linzi died as a result of pressure to the neck and multiple injuries.

Detective Superintendent Tony Creely said: “Since Linzi was killed nearly a month ago there has been an intensive manhunt to find and arrest her killer safely.

“Late last night we received intelligence which led us to an address on Larch Road in Leigh.

“Armed officers attended and a 28-year-old man handed himself into police.

“Over recent weeks we have received a very positive response from the public, and we thank the people of Salford, Hindley and Leigh for their cooperation and support.

“Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5092 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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