Of­fi­cers in ap­peal af­ter gun at­tack on house

Middleton Guardian - - TIMES WHEN KEN DODD VISITED MIDDLETON - ALEXAN­DRA RUCKI

ARMED of­fi­cers swooped on a street in Crump­sall af­ter shots were fired at a house.

Po­lice were called to a prop­erty on Mid­dle­ton Road in the early hours of last Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing re­ports of a gun at­tack.

Of­fi­cers found two bul­let holes in the front door of a house.

Shots are un­der­stood to have been fired at around 12.30am. Po­lice were called around 90 min­utes later.

A cor­don was put up around the house on Thurs­day and of­fi­cers re­mained at the scene through the day.

Crime Scene In­ves­ti­ga­tors in white over­alls were seen re­mov­ing the front door, with a bul­let hole vis­i­ble, to take it away for foren­sic anal­y­sis.

There were no in­juries, ‘but there could eas­ily have been’, po­lice said.

De­tec­tives are now ap­peal­ing for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

Insp Muzemil Ker­nain, from GMP’s City of Manch­ester team, said: “We would like to hear from any­one who may have in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent.

“Thank­fully there were no in­juries but that does not mean we will take it any less se­ri­ously, as there could eas­ily have been.

“Guns are not wel­come on our streets and we will do all that we can to find those who use them and bring them to jus­tice.

“I would like to hear from any­one who may have any in­for­ma­tion, no mat­ter how small.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice on 101, quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber 115 of March 7.

Re­ports can also be made to Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

The front door of the house with bul­let holes in it is re­moved

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