/ Police investigating the murder of Francis Farrell release CCTV images

Police investigating the murder of Francis Farrell are appealing for two women who may have vital information to come forward.

Today, police have released CCTV stills of two women who were seen leaving the Hub nightclub in Wigan on 5.15am Sunday 17 June 2012.

One of the women has long brown hair and is wearing a long sleeveless top over black leggings and black shoes. She is also carrying a black jacket.

The second woman has red hair which is tied up, is wearing a light coloured long vest top with a motif on the front and black trousers/leggings.  She is also wearing light coloured high heeled shoes.

Detective Chief Inspector Philip Reade said: "We are appealing for the two women who can be seen in the CCTV images to come forward and speak to us.

"I want to stress that we do not believe these women are involved in Frances' death in any way, but they may have information that may help us with our investigation.

"If you recognise yourself in the photo, or if you know who either of these women are, please call police directly on 0161 856 2448."

Francis Farrell, aged 56, was found with a head injury at around 4.10am on Sunday 17 June 2012, on Frog Lane, Wigan.

Francis was taken to hospital for treatment, where he later died.

A post-mortem examination concluded that the cause of Francis' death was a head injury.

David Horner (born 2/2/89) from Scholes in Wigan has been charged with murder.

Anyone with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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