Eight arrested on firearms charges

Officers investigating the recent succession of firearms discharges in Salford have executed several warrants in Little Hulton and Eccles.

Throughout last week, officers from Greater Manchester Police’s Salford division searched nine properties in the hunt for lethal firearms which could be linked to recent shootings in the area. Seven men and one woman have been arrested on a number of offences, from possession with intent to supply to handling stolen goods.

The arrests were completed as part of a Project Gulf operation designed to tackle organised criminality across the Greater Manchester region. Officers discovered a sizeable amount of class A and class B drugs however no firearms were found at the properties.

Detective Inspector Alan Clitherow has appealed to any local resident that might have information on the shootings, he said, “As with any fight against organised crime groups embedded in our city, we need residents to come to us. There has been much said about people breaking this wall of silence in Salford, and once again I urge people to search their consciousness and please come forward”.

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