Wigan arrest over Manchester shooting


A WIGAN man has been arrested as part of an ongoing murder investigation into the death of a man in Manchester.

In the early hours of this morning (Monday), police conducted warrants in the north Manchester, Bury and Wigan areas as part of the probe into the shooting of Kieran McGrath last year.

Six people, aged 33, 31, 31, 27, 23 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody for questioning.

At around 10.25pm on Saturday October 4 last year, Mr McGrath, 26, was found collapsed outside Ashton police station on Manchester Road after suffering a serious injury.

He made his way to the police station after being shot outside the Sheldon Arms pub.

Police officers and paramedics who had been called to the station tried to resuscitate him but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene within minutes.

Post mortem results show he died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.