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Two arrested in drugs raid

Ingleton Avenue Credit: Google Maps

Two men have been arrested and drugs seized at an address in Crumpsall.

Police officers executed a warrant today at an address on Ingleton Avenue, Crumpsall and seized a quantity of drugs, along with cash and drug paraphernalia.

Two men, aged 25 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply and money laundering and remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Andy Buckthorpe of GMP’s Challenger Manchester said:

This seizure has been a pro-active operation as part of our on-going work targeting those who bring misery to our local communities through organised criminal activity.

Taking ‘party-type’ drugs such as this can be extremely dangerous and we have recently seen a number of high profile examples where people have been left vulnerable, unconscious or even died as a result of misusing drugs of this nature.

GMP is committed to protecting the public and we will take every opportunity to remove dangerous substances from the streets and look to prosecute those involved in the supply of illegal drugs.

– Detective Sergeant Andy Buckthorpe

Man dies after Crumpsall assault

Charminster Drive area of Crumpsall Credit: Google Maps

A man has died after an assault in Crumpsall.

Shortly before 7.10am today, Friday 1 July 2016, police were called to reports of an assault at a property in the Charminster Drive area of Crumpsall.

Officers attended and found a man in his 50s with serious injuries.

He was immediately rushed to hospital, but sadly died of his injuries a short time later.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Jones, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:

Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time and our specially trained officers will continue to provide support to them.

We understand local residents will be quite shocked by this incident but I would like to assure them that a full investigation has been launched and we currently have one man in custody.

Residents may notice an increase in police presence as we carry out enquiries today and if anybody has any information which could assist with the investigation then I would urge you to call police.

– Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Jones

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Schoolboy finds gun haul with metal detector

A school boy has found a stash of guns and bullets in Manchester with a metal detector. The 14 year old was out hunting for scrap metal near his home in Crumpsall when he discovered the haul which included four shotguns, a semi-automatic rifle and ‘thousands of bullets.’ The guns were wrapped in black bin bags buried under wasteland off Bowker Vale Avenue.

Police are currently forensically testing the weapons and ammunition to discover if they could have been used in previous shootings.

Firearms and bullets found with metal detector Credit: MEN Syndication

The dad of the schoolboy - who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals - told the M.E.N of his shock after his son found the firearms at around 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

He said: “There were thousands and thousands of bullets. My son phoned me up and said he’d found some bullets. I thought he meant old lead bullets that you can get some scrap money for.

“When I went to pick him up I couldn’t believe what was in the bags. At first I thought they were sledge hammers or baseball bats. I took it all home, then I saw the guns. I started panicking and just called the police. It was pretty scary.”

Officers say the guns had been buried a long time and could not be used.

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Police crackdown on drug dealing in Manchester

Police prepare for drug raids Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Thirty-six people have been arrested following a crackdown on the supply of drugs in Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall.

Officers crackdown on drug dealing in North Manchester Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Forty warrants were executed at addresses across north Manchester as part of Operation Cairo, which forms part of GMP’s spring clean to sweep up criminals.

Police raided homes this morning as part of Operation Cairo Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Thirty-six people were arrested in relation to drugs offences and are currently in police custody. Drugs have also been recovered.

Members of the community were invited along to watch doors going in and arrests being made. Credit: Greater Manchester Police