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The Independent

Man charged after father shot and dumped in avenue lined in acid

A person has been charged with homicide after a physique was discovered dumped in a avenue lined in acid.

Liam Smith, 38, was shot and doused in acid earlier than his physique was discovered on Kilburn Drive in Shevington, Wigan, at about 7pm on 24 November.

On Tuesday, a power spokesman mentioned Michael Hillier, 38, has been charged with homicide.

Hillier, of Ecclesall Street in Sheffield, has been remanded into custody and is because of seem at Tameside Magistrates’ Courtroom on Tuesday morning.

The loss of life of Mr Smith, who lived on the street the place he was discovered, was the primary deadly capturing in Greater Manchester in additional than two years, police mentioned on the time.

The power described the killing as “a swift and well-planned out assault on a person who was not beforehand identified to police”.

In a press release, Mr Smith’s household mentioned: “Liam was kind-hearted, humorous, the life and soul of the occasion.

“He was probably the most devoted dad, much-loved son, brother, grandson and uncle. He’ll sorely be missed by all who knew and liked him.”

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