Greater Manchester Police stop and search in Salford results in two arrests and three weapon seizures
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At around 12.05am on Saturday 2 April 2022, we received a report of a disturbance at a store on Church Street, Eccles.
Officers attended and, after boarding a bus, detained five males.
During a search of the group, three knives were found and seized.
Two 15-year-old boys, were arrested on suspicion of weapon and drug offences. They remain in police custody for questioning. Another boy was referred to Youth Offending Services.
Detective Superintendent Chris Packer, of GMP's Salford district, said: "I am pleased that we have removed these three knives from our community. We are all well aware of the devastation these weapons can cause.
"This news should build public trust and confidence that Greater Manchester Police is committed to responding to incidents and emergencies to fight, prevent and reduce crime whilst keeping people safe.
"I would like to use this opportunity to highlight that intelligence from members of the public is really important to us and encourage anyone who knows or suspect an individual is carrying a weapon to report it immediately."
Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via gmp.police.uk or 101. Information about crime can be shared anonymously via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 15-year-old boy, who can't be named for legal reasons, has been charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of a class B drug.
He has been bailed ahead of a hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Monday 25 April 2022.
A second 15-year-old boy who was arrested has been released on bail pending further investigation.