Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Caught on CCTV: Suspects on Way to Murder Kieran on a Stolen Motorbike [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Caught on CCTV: Suspects on Way to Murder Kieran on a Stolen Motorbike [City Region]

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POLICE investigating the murder of Kieran McGrath have released a CCTV image of the suspected killers on a stolen getaway motorbike moments before the shooting.

The 26-year-old was gunned down as he left the Sheldon Arms in Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday night.

He was shot at several times and hit once in the chest. Mr McGrath, from Clayton, managed to stagger into a white Audi A3 and drive about a mile to a police station in Ashton.

He collapsed and died outside the front door despite efforts to revive him at the scene.

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder and detectives have released images of the motorbike used by the hitmen.

It was captured on CCTV at the rear of the pub where it parked up for around five minutes before riding to the front to carry out the hit.

It shows a rider and a pillion passenger.

After the shooting, the Suzuki sped towards the M60 and then two junctions clockwise before heading towards Blackley.

It was later found burned out at Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley. …

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