Two men arrested after firearms discharge in Ashton

Police investigating a firearms discharge in Ashton-under-Lyne have arrested two men.

At around 8.30pm on Friday 27th September 2019, three men were stood outside the Hare and Hounds pub on Kings Road. 

A blue Audi pulled up outside the pub and a man holding what is described as a handgun got out of the passenger side. 

He fired a shot towards the group, which entered the pub through a window. 

One man ran in the pub and the other two fled. 

The gunman pursued the fleeing men and further shots were fired at the junction of Rowley Street and Kings Road. 

The offender then got back in the vehicle, which was being driven by a second offender, before it drove off in the direction of Rowley Street. 

There were no reports of injuries. 

Officers have arrested a 26-year old man on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A second man aged 24 has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Inspector Zoe MacDonald of GMP’s Tameside District said: “While we have arrested two people our enquiries remain ongoing and we would encourage anyone with information to get in touch with police immediately.”

Contact police on 0161 856 9353 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.


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