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Man 'in critical condition' after shooting in Salford

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Greater Manchester Police are investigating reports that a man was shot in Salford.

Shortly after 2.40pm, police were called to Eccles New Road at the junction of Langworthy Road.

A cordon is in place on Langworthy Road between Eccles New Road and the M602 bridge.

“Officers are currently responding to reports of a shooting, and a man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

“There is a large police presence at the scene, including armed officers, who will be there for some time carrying out their enquiries.

“If you were in the area and you saw what happened, or if you witnessed anything suspicious, then please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”

– Detective Inspector Chris Mannion
  • Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1205 of 30/04/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800

Arrests made after police pursuit in Bolton

Three people have been arrested following a police pursuit in Bolton.

Shortly before 4.30pm a 75-year-old woman who'd bee walking her dog in Moss Bank Park was approached by three masked men. They threatened her, threw her to the ground and took her car keys.

They then made off in the woman’s red Mercedes A-Class.

Then at 11.15am on Saturday, officers spotted the stolen vehicle driving along Watergate Lane, Over Hulton. The Mercedes was pursued down the southbound M61 where it exited at J3 for the Kearsley spur, before attempting to do a u-turn and drive against the flow of traffic. The officers were able to make tactical contact and bring the Mercedes a stop.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery, dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision but has since been released.

Officers also arrested a 21-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery. All three remain in custody for questioning.

Three officers suffered minor injuries.

“The stolen vehicle was pursued and tactical contact was used to stop the car as it made a dangerous attempt to drive the wrong way down the motorway.

Thanks to the quick-thinking of the officers, they prevented what could easily have been an extremely serious collision.

If you have any information which might help police, please get in touch with us as soon as you can.”

– Police Sergeant Jon McColl, GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit
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