Murder investigation launched following the disappearance of a man from Failsworth

Date published: 17 January 2022


Police have launched a murder investigation following the disappearance of a 34-year-old man from Failsworth

Ashley Walsh was last seen on Kintore Walk, Blackley on 7 January.

Police have now arrested two men - aged 33 and 45 - on suspicion of murder.

A scene is currently in place at Sandhills Park, Collyhurst, in relation to the investigation and officers will remain at the scene for the day.

A 30-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. All remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Mark Davis, of GMPs Major Investigation Team, said: "Following a number of enquiries, we now believe that Ashley may have come to serious harm. However, enquiries are still very much on-going and we are not in a position to confirm any further details at this stage.

"We will be out posting leaflets through doors in the local area today, to see if we can get any further information which may help our investigation."

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 6377 quoting log number 1819 of the 12th January 2022."


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