Police are aware of a video circulating on social media which shows a male being seriously assaulted by a group of people in an alley way off Featherstall Road North, Oldham, that occurred on the 21 June 2022.
A full investigation was launched at the time and we have since made three arrests in connection with the incident.
Yesterday evening we received reports of a group of people attacking three properties in the Westwood and Werneth areas of Oldham and initial enquiries suggest that this has been in retaliation to the video of the assault being circulated online.
Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Walker, of GMPs Oldham District, said: “We are fully aware of the situation in Oldham yesterday and we have since launched an investigation in which we are following up on a number of lines of enquiry to establish who the offenders are.
“I’d like to reassure the public that we believe these incidents to be targeted with no wider risk to the public.
“There will be an enhanced police presence in the area today and I’d like to ask any member of the public who has concerns about the events of yesterday, or anyone who has any information at all to please contact police”.
“We will not tolerate any acts of violence and we are doing all we can to identify the people involved”.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting log 1708 of the 3rd July 2022