POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER THREATS WITH A KNIFE DURING PARR FOLD PARK ROBBERIES
Five reports of robberies in Parr Fold Park were reported to have taken place between 5 January and 8 January 2021 where three males were reported to have threatened victims with a knife and made off with cash, electronics and a mountain bike.
At 4.50pm on 5 January, a teenager was assaulted on the cycle path and his headphones were taken. Over an hour later at 6pm, another teenager was assaulted and threatened before the group of males made off with cash.
The following day on 6 January, between 4.30pm and 4.45pm, two teenagers were also robbed of their cash.
On Friday (8 January 2020), officers also received a report of a robbery and a 33-year-old woman had her blue mountain bike taken. The offenders, who are believed to have arrived on a moped and bike, made off towards Walkden Road.
Inspector Katie-Louise Allen, of GMP's Salford district, said:
"These incidents are extremely distressing for those involved and local officers are carrying out a number of enquiries.
"It's extremely disappointing to receive these reports in a time where people are simply trying to enjoy the fresh air in a local park during a nationwide lockdown.
"We're aware that local residents are planning to attend the park to conduct their own patrols and though we appreciate their concerns and it's with the best intentions, I would strongly advise against this for the sake of our on-going investigation and their safety.
"An investigation into these robberies is on-going and I would ask anyone with information to get in touch as any information may assist with our enquiries.
"Anyone that may have seen anything or has any information should call 0161 856 5429/5285/5283 or email SalfordNorthWest@gmp.pnn.police.uk.
"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Police are appealing for information following the rape of a woman in Salford.
At around 12.15am on Sunday 24 January 2021, police received a report that a woman had been raped in her home in the Walkden area.
An investigation was launched and enquiries have established that, between 10.30pm and 11pm on Saturday 23 January 2021, a man entered the property via an unlocked rear door and raped the female occupant.
The man is described as being white, 6ft tall, 'well built' and 35-40 years old with a ginger beard and tattoo on one of his arms. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black baseball cap with a white tick, a blue jacket, a white t-shirt, jeans and trainers with a silver emblem.
Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Jenkins, of GMP's Salford district, said:
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5168 quoting 61 24/01/21 or the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
GMP's dedicated operation to tackle serious and organised crime in Salford has launched the first in a series of action days to continue the disruption of criminal activity across the district.
Officers from GMP's Salford division will be undertaking regular action in the coming weeks as part of Operation Naseby's disruption hub - formed in April earlier this year to reduce the activity of local organised crime groups.
Today (Wednesday 22 October 2020), a dedicated team are searching Buile Hill Park for any firearms and other dangerous weapons that may be present in the area and need removing from the streets - potentially to be used later as evidence for ongoing investigations.
Other similar searches are expected to take place across the district sporadically over the next six weeks and officers are reassuring the public not to be alarmed if they see such activity taking place.
The public are encouraged, as ever, to speak to high-visibility patrols with any concerns or information they may have with the knowledge that information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Since the inception of the Operation Naseby disruption hub in April, there have been 126 arrests, 109 vehicles seized and 48 house searches.
GMP have also been working alongside partners in Salford City Council as part of Project Gulf, an initiative dedicated to tackling organised crime in the city with a view to deter reoffending as well as taking down criminal groups.
Detective Inspector Rebecca Mills, of GMP's Salford division, said:
Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 quoting Operation Naseby. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A man was rushed to hospital this evening after emergency services were called to his home on Church Road, Walkden, after reports of a car on fire.
Fire Engines from Farnworth and Eccles were sent to the scene and quickly brought the blaze under control.
The man was taken by air ambulance to the burns unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.
Police say that the incident is not being treated as serious.
A GMP Spokesman said: