Lizzie McCann Biography
Who is Liz McCann?
A man has been charged with rape and murder after a young woman was found dead.
Police found the body of 26-year-old Lizzy McCann at a house in Ashton Under Lyne, Gtr Manchester, on Thursday.
Simon Gould, 51, has now been charged with murder, rape and penetrative assault.
Detective Chief Inspector Liam Bodden, from GMP’s Major Incidents Team, said: “On behalf of everyone involved in this investigation, my condolences go out to Lizzy’s family. Specially trained officers have been deployed to liaise with them.
“We know the community impact of Lizzie’s death over the past 24 hours has led to more officers in the area seeking reassurance.
Although a suspect has been charged, our investigation continues, so we will continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact ourselves or Crime Stoppers anonymously as soon as possible. “
Gould has been taken into custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court today.
Police said they received a call shortly before 9.15am on August 25 to a report of the death of a woman in a flat on Manchester Road.
Soon after, a 51-year-old man came to the local police station and was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police confirmed they were not currently looking for anyone else in connection with Lizzie’s death.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777 on 763 08/25/22.
Information can also be shared anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.