Detectives appeal for information after firearm discharge and disturbance in Farnworth
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Earlier this evening (Saturday 19 November 2022) at around 5:20pm, officers responded to reports of a suspected firearms discharge on Parkfield Avenue in Farnworth, Bolton.
Specialist armed officers attended and secured the scene.
Shortly after, officers responded to further reports of disorder on Bradford Road where a vehicle had collided into another vehicle and also on Lavender Road also in Farnworth where a vehicle had been driven into an address.
At this time the three incidents are being treated as connected and police cordons have been put in place in each of the three areas.
Superintendent Mark Kenny of Greater Manchester Police said: "Specialist officers were deployed swiftly to the scene and are hunting down those involved.
"No arrests have been made at this time we are treating this as an isolated incident.
"A patrol plan is in place and additional officers have been deployed to the area and will remain in place throughout the night.
"I understand the concern this may cause in the community, but I wish to reassure you that our investigation is progressing at pace. Detectives are at the scene and are pursuing multiple lines of enquiry to piece together the circumstances.
"We are also appealing to anyone with information - or footage of these incidents - to come forwards and share it with us.
"Please call 101 with any information you might have, quoting incident number 2439 of 19.11.2022. Alternatively, you can all the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."