CCTV footage of two gunmen graffitiing and shooting at a Social Services building in Greater Manchester has been released by police.
The gunmen pulled out handguns and shot at the door of the Harpurhey District Office in April.
The building houses both Manchester Adults and Children's Services. Nobody was injured.
One of the men also graffitied the door before the shooting. Afterwards, both of the men ran away before jumping into a car and driving off.
Officers who were called to the offices the next day discovered bullet shell casings and damage to the door of the building.
Witnesses have described the two men as wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.
Greater Manchester Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.
"We suspect this was a targeted attack on this building.
“The footage we have released demonstrates that these are dangerous men, they possess three firearms and seem willing to fire indiscriminately without knowing if anyone was in harm’s way.
“We continue to work with Manchester City Council to ensure the safety of those who work in and use the building, but the public can also assist us in keeping the people in that building safe.
“If you recognise these men, or the vehicle pictured in the images we have released, please call the police as a matter of urgency, so we can remove the threat they pose from the streets.”
Police in Blackpool are appealing for information after a 24-year-old woman in Blackpool was spat on and injured with a lit cigarette.
They are keen to speak to the man, pictured, in connection with the attack and are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.
The woman had been out with friends when an argument started with a group of men nearby.
One of the men approached the woman and spat on her, before pushing a lit cigarette towards her face and damaging her eye. The men then ran away.
She was taken to hospital and treated for a damaged cornea and impaired vision.
"This was a cowardly and despicable assault which has left a woman requiring hospital treatment.
"The nature of the attack was particularly shameful and we want to find the person responsible.
"If you recognise the man pictured, please contact police immediately."
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Two men have been jailed in connection with the murder of Andre Marshall in Manchester.
Andre Marshall died after he was shot. His body was discovered on Manor Park in Trafford.
Danial Shahid and Kadell Rivers were both arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in November last year.
A trial at Manchester Crown Court found Danial Shahid guilty of assisting an offender. He has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Kadell Rivers was also jailed after he pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and possession of a weapon at an earlier hearing. He has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
In May last year, police arrested Abdul Quadar Ahsan on suspicion of murder. He failed to answer police bail and police are still searching for him for questioning.
“Danial Shahid and Kadell Rivers have today been sentenced following an extensive investigation and, in Shahid’s case, a full trial.
“Andre Marshall was murdered in cold blood. I hope that the commitment we have shown in bringing to justice those people who help others, in the full knowledge that a man lost his life to a violent act, sends a clear message that Greater Manchester Police will not leave any stone unturned.”
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More than 300 dangerous weapons have been handed in to police in Cumbria as part of a two week surrender period.
The fortnight amnesty was one of several that ran across the North West throughout April. In Cumbria, police widened their appeal to include knives and other weapons.
Weapons handed in during the surrender period were:
- 28 air rifles
- 23 surrenders of ammunition including a consignment of 40 flares
- 19 unlicensed shotguns
- Ten air pistols
- Eight blank firing pistols
- Eight revolver pistols
- Seven semi-automatic pistols
- Four replica pistols
- Four unlicensed rifles
- Four BB/airsoft pistols
- One crossbow
- 218 knives
- Two swords
- One axe
“ This has been a successful operation with so many dangerous weapons handed in from members of the public and now out of the reach of criminals.
Three people have been arrested on the Isle of Man for money laundering and possession of cannabis.
On Thursday 24 police charged two females aged 20 and 51 and a male aged 24 for money laundering in Peel. The male was also charged with drug offences.
All will be appearing in the Isle of Man Courts of Justice imminently.
The Manx public are reminded to report anything suspicious to the Isle of Man Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Police say a woman who was the victim of a hit and run in south Manchester last weekend has died.
Janice de Botte, 57, and her friend, aged 70, were hit by a van at a pedestrian crossing on Princess Road in West Didsbury at around 7pm on Saturday, January 16.
Witnesses say the van hit the women, stopped briefly, then drove away from the scene. The vehicle was later found at the entrance to Wythenshawe Park.
The two women were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Janice de Botte has since died from her injuries. The 70-year-old woman remains in a serious but stable condition.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Tragically one of the women has now died from her injuries while the other remains in a serious condition in hospital. We are continuing to support their families through this difficult time.
While we have made two arrests our investigation is still ongoing to establish exactly what happened and we are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen the van before or after the collision to get in touch.
- Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4741.