Collyhurst gun incident: police to use stop and search powers after arrests made
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Police have put stop and search powers in place following “ violent disorder and a firearms discharge” on Sunday.
GMP were called to deal with incidents near the junction of Queens Road and Rochdale Road in Manchester, Glendower Drive, and Parkstead Drive around 3pm on 12 March, they said.
Two men aged 57 and 37 were arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate. A 37-year-old man also attended hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life- threatening.
Police have increased their patrols in the area to provide community reassurance and have authorised a Section 60 stop and search order, which is used to prevent serious violence, and detect and apprehend those suspected of carrying weapons. These powers are temporary and will remain in place until 9pm on Monday to give officers extra powers to stop and search individuals. They will be reviewed tonight.
Inspector Hayley Riley of GMP City of Manchester district said: “We have authorised these stop-and-search powers in the area in response to the incident which took place over the weekend.
“These measures have been put in place to prevent any further violence and keep the public safe from harm. This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated, and our officers will take robust action to ensure that our communities feel safe.
“I would urge members of the public who saw anything suspicious or witnessed the incident to come forward and report information to us immediately.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1926 of 12/3/2023. You can also make a report via the LiveChat function on GMP’s website. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.