The 37-year-old was found just off White Moss Road South in the Skelmersdale area of Lancashire on Tuesday 22 February 2022.
A member of the public reported seeing a man being forced into the back of a vehicle on Almond Grove in the Worsley Hall area of Wigan on Friday 18 February 2022. An investigation was launched and officers established that this was likely to be Christopher. Extensive enquiries to find him were on-going when his body was discovered at 11.00 on Tuesday morning.
Martin Smith, of Laithwaite Road, Wigan, has now been charged and will appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Seven other men have already been charged with the same offences in connection with the death, including:
Alan Jaf of Ridyard Street, Wigan
Khalil Awla of Greenwood Avenue, Wigan
Erland Spahiu of Uppingham, Skelmersdale
Curtis Balbas of Matheson Drive, Wigan
Dean Smeaton O’Neill-Davey of Bulteel Street, Wigan
Mohammed Razgar, of Plane Avenue, Wigan
Adrius Uzkuraitis of Holly Road, Wigan
Anyone with information should contact police quoting Operation Feverfew via Public Portal (mipp.police.uk) or 0161 856 3400. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.