Incident in Moston with over 50 people causing public disorder
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A dispersal order has been put in place in Moston this evening (5 November) following wide spread public disorder in the area.
Just before 9.30pm, police were called to a report that a female officer had been assaulted on Moston Lane. Shortly after officers arrived, large groups of people started throwing fireworks and other missiles at the officers, resulting in more patrols swiftly being sent to the scene.
The extra patrols have been deployed to Penn Street/Ebsworth Street and the surrounding areas of Moston to disperse the offenders.
Superintendent Helen Critchley, of GMPs City of Manchester district, said: "This has been a large scale disturbance involving a number of people throwing missiles not only at officers but at members of the public.
"In response to this disorder we have dispatched a large number of officers to the scene and we now have a dispersal order in place until 6.30am tomorrow morning. Officers will be remaining in the area over night as a precaution.
"This has been a multi-agency response from police, fire and the ambulance service and I would like to thank our emergency services colleagues for their assistance this evening.
"I would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while we continue to deal with this incident.
"As a result of this incident three officers have sustained injuries, thankfully these are minor injuries due to the quick response of their colleagues.
"GMP will not tolerate violence towards officers in the course of their duties".
One male has been arrested on suspicion of affray with another male arrested on suspicion of two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and affray.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police on 101 quoting incident 3258 of 05/11/21.
Alternatively, details can be passed via our online live webchat function at www.gmp.police.uk.
Reports can also be made anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.