Two arrested in police raids after shooting in quiet cul-de-sac

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Officers were called at around 7.30am on Monday morning to reports of shots fired on Poulton Avenue in Breightmet, Bolton.

They attended and found bullet casings at the scene.

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The road was cordoned off all day on Monday as Tactical Aid Unit and forensics officers combed for clues

Now two suspects have been held.

In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: “Warrants were executed yesterday morning (Wednesday 8 September) in the Tonge Moor and Westhoughton areas of Bolton.

“Two men aged 23 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and robbery.

“Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Poulton Avenue, Bolton – the scene of a shooting at 7.30am on Monday.
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“Police were called at around 7:30am on Monday morning (6 September) to reports of shots fired at an address on Poulton Avenue, Bolton.

“Officers attended and two bullet casings have been recovered. No -one was injured and a scene remains in place.

“There is not believed to be any risk to the wider public.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5757, quoting incident number 584 of 06/09/2021. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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