Police are appealing for information after a teenager was stabbed in Salford.
Officers were called to reports of a disturbance on Cemetery Road in Swinton around 10.20pm last night (Tuesday 12 January 2021).
A 15-year-old boy later presented at hospital with a stab wound and at this time it is believed his injuries were sustained in the earlier disturbance.
He remains in hospital for treatment and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Officers are currently at the scene carrying out enquiries.No arrests have been made.
Detective Inspector Thomas Willis, of GMP's Salford CID, said:
"This is a very concerning incident which has left a young boy needing hospital treatment for a stab wound.
"This will have undoubtedly caused some concern in the community, but I would like to reassure members of the public that we are treating this as an isolated incident and we have a dedicated team of officers working to determine the exact circumstances of what happened.
"The investigation is in its early stages and our main priority is to identify those involved, so I would appeal to anyone with information to get in touch with police as soon as possible."
If you have any information for police, please call 0161 856 5187 quoting log number 2945 of 12/01/21. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
POLICE HAVE RELEASED AN E-FIT IMAGE OF A MAN THEY WANT TO SPEAK TO FOLLOWING AN ASSAULT AT A CAR WASH IN SALFORDBy KARL
Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to following an assault at a car wash in Salford.
At around 2pm on Monday 31 August 2020 police were called to reports that a man, aged in his 40's, had been assaulted at Swinton Car Wash on East Lancashire Road.
The man was approached by a group of five men who punched and kicked him before chasing him down the road with a metal pole which was used to strike his ankle.
Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospital with a fractured ankle which required hospital treatment.
The man who was wielding the pole is described as white, in his late 30's, around 5ft 7ins tall and of a stocky build with a bald head. At the time of the assault he was wearing a grey top and shorts and spoke with a local accent. An e-fit image has been released of this offender.
The other four men are described as white and aged between 30-40.
Offender two had a bald head and was wearing a grey hoody, grey shorts and a face mask.
Offender three was wearing a blue jacket, dark shorts and boots and a face mask.
Offender four is of a stocky build with a bald head and was wearing a grey t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms.
Offender five was wearing a dark hooded top with white stripes along the sleeves and a red face mask.
No arrests have been made and enquires are ongoing.Detective Constable Helen Mason, of GMP's Salford District said:
Anyone with any information about the assault should contact police on 0161 856 65470 quoting incident number 1576 of 31/08/2020.
Information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
SWINTON CEMETERY EVACUATED AFTER EMERGENCY SERVICES CALLED OVER CONCERNS FOR THE WELFARE OF A MAN ON WESTMINSTER STREETBy KARL
Updated: Police have brought an end to this incident after over more than seven hours of negotiations with a man for which they had concerns for welfare, who had locked himself inside a house.
Police say that at around 2pm today (Monday 23 November 2020), they were called to a report of concern for welfare of a man on Westminster Street in Swinton.
As a precaution the surrounding roads and cemetery have been closed off to the public whilst police deal with the incident.
Northwest Ambulance Service deployed a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance along with members from its Hazardous Materials Response Team (HART) to the area.
It is understood that Police are currently locked in a standoff with a male who is threatening to jump from the window of a property on the road.
GMP have released a statement, saying:
The forces helicopter was seen hovering overhead and members of the public reported armed officers making a visible presence at the scene which remains taped off this evening.
Residents in the area are being denied access to their homes and being advised to seek alternative accommodation until the incident is dealt with.
Details are still hazy but we hope to have more information soon.
Poppies are being painted on the road in Salford to mark Remembrance Sunday.
The move comes after residents were asked to ‘make a sacrifice’ and commemorate Remembrance Sunday at home this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
This year the council will show a service of remembrance and a wreath laying ceremony over the internet from 11am on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November.
And two poppies have been painted on Chorley Road opposite the cenotaph where people would usually attend to mark the significant day.
The poppies were installed free of charge by KAYS Traffic Management Systems Limited after Highways officers approached them about doing something special to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said:
The council has two Armed Forces Champions, Councillor Margaret Morris and Councillor Barry Warner. They are asking people to consider donating to the Royal British Legion if they can to support the Poppy Appeal 2020 https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/.
Shaun Hargreaves, commercial director at KAYS said:
Salford City Council is also displaying memorial banners and a giant poppy on the Civic Centre and has posted ideas on its website under the banner Remember at Home for ways to pay tribute during the day.
The Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre, said this year’s remembrance would be different but no less dignified or heartfelt.
KAYS, is a family-run road maintenance business based in Blackburn, working hard to support the North-West’s attempt to keep people safe and the country moving forward. Headed up by commercial director Shaun Hargreaves, KAYS has not only completed typical traffic management tasks with ardour, but the business was also one of the driving members behind the well-recognised series of ‘road rainbows’ and messages of thanks to the NHS - as loved and admired across North-West localities.