Police have given an update after a large-scale violent disorder broke out in Halliwell after fireworks were set off leaving two men suffering with serious injuries.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to Halliwell Road at around 1am on Monday, 11 September after a number of fights broke out.

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The alleged fights took place after fireworks had been set off around the Halliwell Road area, with two men suffering serious injuries and having to be taken to hospital.

Four men, aged 25, 27, 31 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder however GMP have confirmed all four have been bailed pending further enquiries.

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A GMP spokesperson said: “The four previously arrested have now been released on bail pending further enquiries and work is being undertaken to identify further suspects.”

Cordons could be seen on Gladstone Street, Weymouth Street, Ewart Street, Back Ewart Street and Louisa Street, amongst others.

Small evidence cones were also in place on the floor within the cordon on Weymouth Street.

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Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMP's Bolton division, said: "What appeared to start as anti-social behaviour in relation to fireworks, quickly descended into large scale violent disorder, which is completely unacceptable on the streets of Bolton.

"We would be interested in speaking with anyone who may have witnessed the incident and would ask that they contact us via 101, the CID office directly on 0161 85 65757 or via the Live Chat function on our website, www.gmp.police.uk.”

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