A WOMAN is the second person to be charged with murder of the 38-year-old Liam Smith in Wigan.

Liam Smith's body was discovered on Kilburn Drive in Wigan on the evening of Thursday, November 24, 2022.

The 38-year-old was found with a fatal gunshot wound and his body covered in acid.

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Rachel Fulstow, (24/01/1986) of Andrew Drive, York has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.

She has since been remanded into custody and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 23.

Last month, Michael Hillier, 38, of Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, was also charged with murder in connection with the case.

Greater Manchester Police have issued four warrants and 28 premises searches as part of the murder inquiry.

Following the tragic news of the dad-of-two's death, Liam's family has shared a touching tribute to the much-loved family man.

Leigh Journal: Liam's family have shared a touching tribute to the much-loved dadLiam's family have shared a touching tribute to the much-loved dad (Image: GMP)

The family said: "Four weeks before Christmas - in the early evening of Thursday 24th November 2022- Liam Smith, a 38-year-old man, was at home alone on one of the very rare occasions he wasn't with his children - 2 boys aged 15 and 11, upon whom he loved unconditionally.  

"Not only was Liam a devoted father, but he was also a dearly loved, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Grandson and Friend.

"Liam's savage murder at his home address has sent complete shock waves of grief and despair amongst everyone who knew and loved him.

"Two young boys will now have to spend the rest of their lives without their adoring father, and the rest of our family will be forever haunted by this senseless act."

Police say that Liam’s family continues to be supported by specially-trained officers and are aware of the progress being made in this investigation.