Detectives in Salford appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Higher Croft

Detectives investigating burglary in Manchester appeal for information, as suspect remains in custody for questioning

At around 2:30pm today (Sunday 19 March) Greater Manchester Police were called by NWAS responding to a report of a 16-year-old boy with an arm injury, believed to have been caused by a firearm, in Higher Croft, Eccles.

The victim has been taken to hospital with serious injuries. They are thankfully not believed to be life-threatening.

A scene is remains in place whilst officers carry out their investigation.

Initial enquiries suggest the victim was on his motorbike when two men, also on a motorbike, approached and discharged a firearm.

Detective Inspector Joanne Johnston from GMP Salford district said: “I would like to reassure the local community that we have increased the number of patrol officers deployed to the area and we are working at pace to understand the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“If you have any concerns about this incident, please speak to one of our officers in the area who are on hand to support you.

“We would urge the public to come forward if they have any information that could assist our investigation, and if they have any CCTV, doorbell, or dash cam footage, to report it to us directly.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area before, during, or after the incident, who may have seen something. No matter how small the information may seem, it could prove vital.”

If you have any information that could assist the investigation, please contact police on 0161 856 1540 quoting log 1758 of 19/3/23.

You can also report information online at or through the independent charity Crimestoppers – anonymously – on 0800 555 111.

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