POLICE LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION IN KERSAL AFTER A MAN PRESENTED AT HOSPITAL WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO HIS HAND
Police were called at around 7.20pm on the evening of Tuesday 17 November 2020 after reports of a firearms discharge which resulted in a 38-year-old man self-presenting at hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand.
The man has since been discharged from hospital after it was determined his injuries were non life threatening.
An investigation is currently underway and police have established a scene on Littleton Road, Salford.
The road is closed between Hillside Avenue and South Mesnefield Road, diversions are in place.
So far there have been no arrests made and enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3777, quoting incident number 2484 of 17/11/2020.
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Further weapons found in Salford sweep after a spate of shootings across the city in recent weeks.
Officers from GMP’s dedicated operation into tackling serious and organised crime in Salford were in Higher Broughton yesterday in the fifth of a series of action days aimed at disrupting criminal activity in the district.
The action on Thursday (27 November 2020) saw officers recover three weapons - namely a shot gun, a revolver and an imitation firearm. All the items have been taken for forensic examination.
This adds to previous finds in Lower Kersal a week ago (Friday 20 November) where a shot gun cartridge and 11 9mm bullets were found, and in Weaste earlier this month where approximately four kilograms of Class A drugs and 30 unspent shot gun cartridges, which have been submitted for forensic evidence for ongoing investigations as part of GMP’s dedicated Operation Naseby.
The work is part of Op Naseby's disruption hub - formed in April earlier this year to reduce the activity of local organised crime groups.
Since the inception of the disruption hub, there have been 134 arrests, 126 vehicles recovered, and 51 house searches.
Meanwhile three men who were arrested yesterday over road-rage shooting in Kersal, have been released under investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to directly contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Photo: Police search for hidden weapons in Kersal as part of Operation Naseby.
Three men were arrested in Lower Kersal earlier today (Thursday 26 November 2020) after morning warrants as part of an investigation into the shooting of a man last week.
The men - aged 35, 33 and 28 - are being held in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
The action comes after a man was shot in the hand during what is believed to be a road-rage incident on Littleton Road in Salford on Tuesday 17 November.
A 38-year-old man self-presented to hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand at around 7.20pm that evening and was discharged following treatment the next day.
Detectives have been thoroughly investigating the circumstances behind the incident, which is understood to have occurred after a dispute between two vehicles.
One of the vehicles believed to have been involved was found burnt-out on nearby Whit Lane and recovered in evidence.
The incident is not believed to be linked to two other firearm discharges that occurred that same week - on Anson Street on Saturday 14 November, and near Cromwell Road on Thursday 19 November.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing into those incidents.
There has been an increase in high-visibility patrols in response to the incidents and the public are, as ever, encouraged to speak to them with any concerns they may have, with the knowledge information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Officers from GMP’s dedicated operation into tackling serious and organised crime in Salford were in Kersal last Friday (20 November) in the fourth of a series of action days aimed at disrupting criminal activity in the district.
A shotgun cartridge and 11 9mm bullets were recovered during the search and are still being forensically examined.
Detective Inspector Tom Willis, of GMP's Salford division, said:
If you have any information please call police directly on 0161 856 3777. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Newly resurfaced pitches have been installed at Salford Sports Village thanks to investment from developers.
Section 106 money from five developments in the city, which was earmarked for improvement of open space and sports pitch provision has been used to resurface four of the five artificial 5G pitches at Salford Sports Village (SSV) after 14 years of intensive use.
The venue, operated by Salford Community Leisure also houses a gym, studio space, Lower Kersal library and a local nursery. In addition to the five 5G pitches, SSV has 18 grass pitches and welcomes hundreds of players each week.
The centre is also the home of the JP Football League and the Manchester International Football Academy (MIFA), which provides training for 16-24 year olds to achieve BTEC qualifications in sport and pathways to a career in professional football both on and off the field.
The centre also takes regular bookings from groups aimed at getting older players back on the pitch, including the successful Man vs Fat initiative.
Salford has a long history of developing football talent, including Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil Bardsley. The investment aims to attract more players of all ages and abilities and help nurture the next generation of talent.
Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said:
Garry Bateman, Director of Sport at Salford Community Leisure, said
Geoff Hodges, Sport and Leisure Manager from Salford Community Leisure said,
The work was carried out by north west company SIS Pitches, with consultancy services provided by Surfacing Standards Limited.
Pictured in the photograph left to right are:
James Lockett, 18, MIFA
Geoff Hodges, SCL
Abdulkadir Nasir, 24, MIFA
Garry Bateman, SCL
Somuadina Ndu, 19, MIFA