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Christopher Hughes murder investigation continues, as detectives question five men in police custody

37-year-old Christopher was sadly found dead off White Moss Road South in the Skelmersdale area of Lancashire on Tuesday 22 February 2022. A post mortem concluded he died as a result of multiple serious injuries.

Shortly after 4.30pm on Friday 18 February 2022, a member of the public reported seeing a man being forced into the back of a vehicle on Almond Grove in the Worsley Hall area of Wigan. An investigation was launched and officers established that this was likely to be Christopher. Extensive enquiries to find him were on going when his body was discovered at 11am on Tuesday morning.

Five men, aged 29, 30, 33 48 and 51, are in custody being questioned in connection with Christopher’s kidnap and death.

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Christopher’s loved ones whilst we work around the clock to ensure that those responsible for his death face justice.

“We are continuing to work with colleagues from Lancashire Police to follow all lines of enquiry. Anyone with information which may assist us with our investigation should contact us or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

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