Police have been given additional powers to stop and search people following a suspected shooting last night.

A 20-year-old is in hospital in a serious condition after  a suspected firearms discharged at a property in Little Hulton.


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Officers were called at 9.30pm to Aspinall Crescent, Salford.

Officers remain at the scene and an investigation has been launched to determine the full circumstances that led up to this incident.

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A Section 60 has been implemented in Worsley.

It will run to 12.45am  (28/5/24. Under Section 60, officers have extra powers to stop and search people in a defined area within the specific times listed.

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Chief Inspector Darren Whitehead of GMP’s Salford district, said: “We launched an investigation last night and a team of officers in our Crime Investigation Department are working tirelessly to understand what has happened.

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“Through initial enquiries, we believe this was a targeted attack with no threat to the wider public, but we do recognise the shock that the news of this incident will have on the local residents nearby and more widely across Greater Manchester.

The Bolton News: Police being extra stop and search powers

“There will be an increase of policing activity in the area over the coming days whilst we investigate and anyone with any concerns is encouraged to come and speak to us. We have officers at the scene who are happy to provide a listening ear to any concerns you may have.

“I would urge anyone in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who has mobile or CCTV footage that may be of interest to police to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.

“You may think the information you have is insignificant, but it could be key to finding out what happened last night and it will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

“We are also appealing to motorists and residents in the area, who may have captured anything on Dashcam, CCTV or doorbell cameras to contact us.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log number 3266 26/5/2024.

“Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”