Two charged over decapitated body
Two men have been charged with the murder of a man whose decapitated body was found on fire.
The body of John Grainger, 32, was discovered by firefighters in Stockport, Greater Manchester, at 5.10am on Thursday when they extinguished a blaze on a verge on Wellington Street, opposite Gala Casino.
Anthony Jenkins, 31, and Joseph Jenkins, 29, both of Covent Gardens, Stockport, will appear before Stockport Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
The two brothers were arrested on suspicion of possessing shotgun cartridges before the discovery of the body by police. The head was located nearby.
A post-mortem examination found that Mr Grainger died from a blunt force head injury and a shotgun wound to the head.
A police spokesman said that it is believed he was decapitated after being shot.
In a tribute to Mr Grainger, his family said: "John was a cheeky and loveable character who was a fantastic brother and uncle to his niece and nephews.
"He wanted to become a dad one day and was looking forward to what the future held.
"John loved football and was an avid fan of Manchester United."