Christopher Hughes: five quizzed over kidnap and death of Wigan man found in Skelmersdale

Five men, aged 29, 30, 33 48 and 51, are in custody being questioned in connection with Christopher’s kidnap and death.

Five men are being quizzed by police in connection with the death of Christopher Hughes.

Christopher, 37, from Wigan, was found dead off White Moss Road South in the Skelmersdale area of Lancashire on Tuesday 22 February.

A post mortem concluded he died as a result of multiple serious injuries.

GMP confirmed today (4 March) that five men, aged 29, 30, 33 48 and 51, are in custody being questioned in connection with Christopher’s kidnap and death.

It comes after a member of the public reported seeing a man, believed to be Christopher, being forced into the back of a vehicle on Almond Grove in the Worsley Hall area of Wigan.

He was found dead the following morning.

What have police said now?

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Christopher’s loved ones whilst we work around the clock to ensure that those responsible for his death face justice.

“We are continuing to work with colleagues from Lancashire Police to follow all lines of enquiry. Anyone with information which may assist us with our investigation should contact us or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police quoting Operation Feverfew on 0161 856 3400. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.