The family of a dad who was found dead in woodland after going missing have paid a heartfelt tribute to him.
Ashley Walsh, from Failsworth, went missing on January 7, 2022.
The 34-year-old’s body was tragically found in a wooded area of Sandhills Park in Collyhurst.
Aaron Evitt, 33, of Brentnor Road, Manchester, and Gerrard McGlacken, 45, of Kintore Walk, Manchester, have been charged with his murder.
Ashley’s family have now paid tribute to him, describing him as a ‘loving son, brother and dad’.
In a statement, they said: “Ashley, you have been tragically taken from us & our lives will never be the same.
“He was a loving son, brother & father that was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.
“Rest in peace Ashley, you will be forever in our hearts.”
Evitt and McGlacken have been remanded into custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday).
A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
She has since been released on bail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 6377 quoting log number 1819 of the 12 January 2022.
Information can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.uk.
If you can’t report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.