Three arrested after man is shot in the foot

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Police have arrested three people after a man was shot in the foot in New Moston on Thursday morning (27th June).

It was shortly after 8.35am when police were called to Whitstable Road in New Moston to reports of a disturbance.

Officers attended and a 51-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening and he remains in a stable condition at this time.

Two men, aged 34 and 55, and a 53-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault. They remain in custody for questioning.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss, of Greater Manchester Police’s City of Manchester division, said: “Our investigation has progressed very quickly throughout the day following enquiries and we now have three people in custody who will be questioned by my team.

“I realise that this incident will undoubtedly cause concern among the local community, but I would like to reassure people that we are treating this as an isolated incident and have a dedicated team working hard to piece together the circumstances and establish exactly what happened this morning.

“In the coming days there will be an increased police presence in the local area and I would urge people with any issues or concerns to please speak with these officers who are there to provide help and support.

“If you have any information at all that you believe could be significant and assist our investigation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146, quoting incident number 509 of 27/06/19. Alternatively, reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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