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Man charged after extradition

The Brass Handles pub (Pic: MEN)
The men were shot dead in March 2006 (Pic: MEN)

A man has been charged in connection with a botched murder attempt at a Salford pub which left two men dead.

Carlton Alveranga, 20, and Richard Austin, 19, were ordered to kill two men in the Brass Handles pub in March 2006 - but ended up being fatally shot.

Bobby Spiers, 40, of Prestwich, Greater Manchester, was arrested by Spanish police last month.

He was extradited and appeared before Manchester magistrates on Tuesday charged with conspiracy to murder.

Mr Spiers was remanded to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 28 October.

Constance Howarth, 39, of Rosalind Court in Salford and Ian George McLeod, 44, of Victoria Street in Radcliffe were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder at Preston Crown Court earlier this year.

They are both serving life sentences.

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