Four more arrests in relation to Oldham murder investigation
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Detectives investigating the death of Charlie Elms in Oldham last month have made four further arrests this morning in relation to the incident.
Four warrants were carried out in Oldham and a fifth was executed in Newton Heath with support from our Force Critical Wanted Unit earlier today (Wednesday 9 June).
A 32-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman, and a 17-year-old boy are being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.
The boy has also been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
A 16-year-old is also being questioned on suspicion of violent disorder.
The arrests come on the same day a fifth suspect was charged by our Major Incident Team in connection with Charlie's death.
Melvin James Whelan (09/07/1982) of Greenacres Road, Oldham, has been charged with one count of violent disorder and appeared earlier today at Manchester Magistrates' Court.
He has been remanded in custody and will next appear at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday 14 July 2022.
Police were called shortly after 5.05pm on Wednesday 26 May 2021 to a report of a disturbance involving a group of men causing damage to a property on Fifth Avenue Oldham.
During the disturbance, 25-year-old Charlie Elms was fatally injured and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information can now submit via the Major Incident Public Portal: mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21Q13-PO1.
Details can also be passed to police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk, or 0161 856 9175 quoting incident 2226 of 26/05/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.