/ Arrest after shotgun was fired in Ancoats

An arrest has been made after a shotgun was fired at a house in Ancoats.

This morning (Tuesday 18 September) police investigating the incident executed a warrant at an address in Harpurhey and arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He remains in custody for questioning.

Around 3.50pm on Saturday 15 September 2018, police were called to Firbeck Drive to reports that four men had approached a house and a shotgun had been fired through the window.

It was further reported that after a round of bullets went through the window, a man entered the house and shot another round up the stairs, penetrating the ceiling.

There were two women and a man in the house at the time and fortunately none of them were injured.

Officers investigating the incident recovered a grey Alfa Romeo 156 – with a registration of MV54 YTT – that was abandoned a short distance away and a shotgun believed to be connected to the incident.

Detective Sergeant Karen Jones of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “Although an arrest has been made, enquiries are still very much ongoing to establish what happened and find those responsible.

“As we continue to search the property in Harpurhey, there will be an increased police presence in the area, and I would encourage anyone with concerns or information to speak to the officers.

“The shots were fired in broad daylight on a Saturday, when there would have been a lot of people in the area, and I would ask people with information to please come forward. We are particularly keen to hear from people with dashcam footage from around the time of the incident as it could be crucial in allowing police to piece together exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146 quoting reference number 1355 of 15/09/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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