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Police appeal after three houses shot at in Prestwich

Police were called to Polefield Road in Prestwich to reports of a firearms discharge overnight. Credit: MEN Media

Police are appealing for information after three houses were shot at overnight in Prestwich.

At around 3.30am on Tuesday 16 July 2019 police were called to Polefield Road in Prestwich to reports of a firearms discharge.

Officers attended the scene and evidence of shots being fired at two houses on the street was discovered.

Later in the morning, at around 7.10am police were called to Victoria Street, Radcliffe to reports that another house had been shot at.

Forensic officer at scene of a shooting on Polefield Road in Prestwich. Credit: MEN Media

Police are investigating both incidents and believe they may be linked.

Detective Inspector Andy Naismith from GMP’s Bury division said:

Thankfully no one was injured in these two incidents, but both were incidents of guns being used on suburban streets, and aimed at people’s homes, places where they should feel most safe.

Guns are absolutely not welcome on the streets of Greater Manchester, and we will do all that we can to find those responsible so their reckless behaviour can no longer put us all in danger.

– Greater Manchester Police
Police were called to Polefield Road in Prestwich to reports of a firearms discharge overnight. Credit: MEN Media

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8045 alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.