SEVERAL more suspects are still being sought in the ongoing hunt for the murderers of a man near Bacup.

Detectives detained 38-year-old Michael Dunphy in Manchester on Monday as part of the inquiry into the murder of housing manager Paul Brady.

He had been wanted on an international arrest warrant.

Father-of-four Mr Brady was attacked by a gang of up to 15 masked men on a housing estate at Lynns Court, off Beaufort Road, Weir.

Last month Paul Devalda, 35, of Padih-m Road, Burnley, was jailed for life after being found guilty of his murder and conspiracy to kidnap.

Mr Brady’s body has never been found, despite extensive police investigations.

The inquiry even stretched to Dublin after a chief suspect died in a gang-land brawl near a pub.

Detectives in Lancashire later confirmed they had been wanting to speak to the victim, Jason Lee Martin, 39, from Hale, near Altrincham.

Police said Dunphy, of no fixed address, was due before Preston Crown Court today.

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