September 9, 2019 5.03 pm This story is over 27 months old

Man charged with murder of Cleethorpes man

He was previously charged with assisting an offender

A man who was arrested and charged in connection with the death of Shaun Lyall in Cleethorpes has now been charged with murder.

Craig Whittle, 45, from Corporation Road in Grimsby was initially charged in July with assisting an offender.

It follows Mr Lyall’s death at a property on Sidney Street in Cleethorpes on 17 July 2018.

The charges have now been reviewed by a senior barrister. Grimsby Crown Court told Whittle on September 9 that he will now face a murder charge.

He also faces charges of attempting to cause GBH, possessing a knife in a public place, and two counts of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.

These were in relation to an incident in Blackpool in Lancashire on July 13 2018.

Craig Whittle is due to appear before Sheffield Crown Court in December.

Wanted man Abdi Ali. Photo: Humberside Police

Humberside Police is still looking for another suspect in connection with the murder called Abdi Ali who is now 29-years-old.

Abdi Ali is originally from Somalia and has links to the Grimsby area, Sheffield, London, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Lincolnshire, and Cleveland.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being urged to call 999 or 101 quoting log 517 of July 17 2018.

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