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Gun fired in Old Trafford

A gun was fired in a club on Alphonsus Street on Wednesday night. Credit: Google Maps

Police are investigating after reports of gunfire in Old Trafford.

Officers were alerted late on Wednesday night, February 1, to a group of men fighting at a club on Alphonsus Street. They found a number of bullets near a fire exit door. Greater Manchester Police says no one was injured and enquiries are continuing to find out what happened.

We are treating this as a serious incident and have therefore increased patrols in the area so you will see extra officers out and about.

We believe this is an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public.

If you have any concerns, or suspect something suspicious, then please approach one of our officers or call police. We will always try and assist in any way we can.

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker, from GMP’s Trafford borough
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, and quoting reference number 2527, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Man charged with firearms offences after gun discovery

A man has been charged with firearms offences after a gun was discovered at a house in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police recovered the weapon and some ammunition during a raid at a house on Armitage Avenue, Little Hulton, on Thursday, February 18.

Daryl Hewitt, 21, from Swinton, has been charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm whilst prohibited to do so. He remains in custody.

Police reveal extra raids in gun crime crackdown

Merseyside Police say they have made 10 more arrests in their six-day gun crime crackdown, after extra raids overnight:

Officers also executed two warrants, in Kirkdale and Toxteth, last night. At the Kirkdale address they uncovered a sophisticated cannabis farm with approximately 60 plants and an estimated street value of £60,000. At the address in Toxteth officers seized a quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs, along with a quantity of cannabis.

– Spokesperson, Merseyside Police

It takes the total number of arrests to 53.


Police arrest 53 in gun crime crackdown

Gun crime Credit: PA

Police have arrested 53 people, in a six-day crackdown on gun crime in Merseyside.

Officers have raided eight properties, and stopped numerous cars and people. One man was arrested over a shooting. Others were questioned over violent disorder, assault, and drugs offences.

Superintendent Paul White says: "A small number of people... are causing fear in our communities through the use of violence and firearms and Merseyside Police is not prepared to standby and let them rule the roost."

Police hunt man after gun found

Carlo Tommasello Credit: GMP

Police who took a gun off the streets are hunting a man they believe may have been hiding it.

Carlo Tommasello, 25 has not been seen since the gun and live rounds of ammunition were seized from the house on Tartan Street in November last yeat. Tommasello has links to the Clayton area.

Detective Constable Steven Harris said: "Greater Manchester Police is committed to taking guns off our streets, and combating the threat of the organised crime.

"He knows that we are looking for him, and I would urge anyone who recognises him from the picture to call us.

Firearms found on Merseyside

Two shotguns have been recovered from addresses in Kirkdale and Fazakerley in Liverpool. A 37-year old woman and a 47-year-old man, both from Fazakerley were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They are currently being questioned by officers.

Information is public is vital in our fight against guncrime and I would appeal to anyone with information about where guns are being kept in their community to talk to us directly or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

"We act on all information received about firearms. We know that more offenders are looking for alternative places to store their weapons, so I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to members of the public to be vigilant and contact us if they notice anything suspicious.

– DCI Richie Salter

Nine arrested in gang raids

Seven people have been arrested during raids at 15 addresses in Kirkby, St Helens, Knowsley village and Fazakerley.

The operation, codenamed Operation Decade, is targeting those believed to be involved in gun and drug crime.

The raids are the culmination of a 12-month investigation.

Acting on information we carefully planned this initiative over 12 months and today's operation is just one example of the Force's commitment - with the support of the public and partner agencies - to tackle drug related crime and organised crime groups working in Merseyside

"These arrests send out a clear message to those involved in serious and organised crime.

"I can reassure the public that we will keep up the pressure on these organised crime groups and will pursue them relentlessly and put them before the courts to make our streets safer."

– Superintendent Paul White

Six men and one woman, have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

A further two men have been arrested and a substantial amount of cash has been recovered from a property in St Helens as part of the operation

The operation carried out today reinforces the Force's commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs and guns in our communities.

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