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Man charged with homicide after taking pictures and acid assault in Wigan

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

Liam Smith, 38, was shot and subjected to an acid assault earlier than his physique was discovered on Kilburn Drive in Shevington, Wigan, at about 7pm on Thursday November 24, Greater Manchester Police stated.

On Tuesday, a drive spokesman stated 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’ Court docket on Tuesday morning.

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

The drive 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 stated: “Liam was kind-hearted, humorous, the life and soul of the social gathering.

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

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