Little Hulton

Police have increased patrols in the local area following reports of a group in Little Hulton fighting with knives.

The incident occurred around midday yesterday (May 22) on Cleggs Lane after what was initially believed to be an attempt robbery.

The extent of the injuries suffered is still unclear at this time.

Since the incident, a 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of offensive weapon, affray and burglary and remains in custody for questioning.

The police say that three other suspects “are outstanding” and are working to track them down.

Police are aware this news “will shock the local community” and therefore increased their patrols in the immediate area in Little Hulton.

Detective Inspector Michael Sharples of our Salford district said: “Since the report yesterday we have moved at pace to try and identify those responsible and know people in the area will have access to dash cam footage in particular in the moments leading up to and during the altercation.

“We will be relentless in our pursuit of these individuals as acts of violence as brazen as this are not only alarming but have severe consequences.

“If anyone has information or eyewitness accounts, please get in touch with us direct on 0161 856 5194 or 101 quoting incident 1446 of 22/05/2024. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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