Police investigating the murder of 30-year-old Thomas Williamson in Tyldesley on Saturday have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The suspect was arrested yesterday afternoon and remains in custody for questioning.

A number of lines of enquiry are being followed up and detectives are now wanting to locate the occupants of a silver Chevrolet Kalos that was seen driving past Mr Williamson shortly before the incident occurred.

The CCTV images show the car and also a person that police believe may be able to help them with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Nicola McCulloch, of GMPs Major Incident Team, said:”We are keen to speak to the occupants of this vehicle as part of our on-going enquiries.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen this vehicle around Tyldesley town centre in the days leading up to this incident, especially on the evening of Friday 24 September into the early hours of Saturday morning, or anyone who may have dash cam footage or CCTV showing this vehicle driving around, please can you check your footage from this time.

“We believe that the vehicle stopped on Elliot street, in the town centre at around 1am on Saturday 25 September and spoke to a man who then ran away from the vehicle. If you were this person, please get in touch as you may be able to assist us in uncovering what happened on that night.

“The vehicle was actually recovered by us the day after the incident in Platt Bridge, but we do still need to speak to the occupants.

“Any information, no matter how small, could help.


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