A second suspect is being questioned by detectives following the murder of Liam Smith in November 2022
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This morning (Friday 20 January) a 39-year-old man was arrested in Sheffield, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, he has been taken to custody ahead of being questioned by detectives from GMP’s Major Incident Team.
A 35-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder remains in custody.
Liam’s body was sadly discovered on Kilburn Drive in Wigan on the evening of Thursday 24 November 2022 after he was subject to a fatal gunshot wound and an acid attack.
Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: "This investigation is incredibly complex, and a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to bring those responsible to justice and provide Liam’s family with some form of closure at this devastating time.
“So far, 5 warrants and 28 property searches have been executed as part of the murder inquiry.
"We are continuing to urge anyone with any information to come forward. No matter how small you think your information is, this could benefit this investigation massively, so please do not stay silent.
"If you have any information or footage from the Kilburn Drive or Shevington area of Wigan on the evening of Thursday 24 November please get in touch.