Man in court on murder charge

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A man has appeared before Wigan magistrates charged with murder.

Joe Wilson, 26, of Brinnington, Stockport, dressed in a grey T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, only spoke to confirm his age and address. He is now due to appear before Manchester Crown Court today with two co-accused.

Michael Blake

Michael Blake

Wilson is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Michael Blake in Westhoughton on November 3. He was remanded in custody.

Mr Blake was found with a gunshot wound to his leg and a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

Nathan Quigley, 30, of Cleworth Walk, Hulme, has also been charged with the murder of Mr Blake, along with co-accused Nathon Aaron Daniels, 27, of Nottingham Avenue, Stockport.