Further arrests on shotgun incident in Tameside

Two more men have been arrested in relation to a collision and firearms incident in Denton last week.

On Monday 3 August 2015, a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old were arrested in Ashton, Tameside on suspicion of attempted murder. Both men remain in custody for questioning.

The arrests are in relation to an incident last Tuesday 28 July when police received reports of shotguns fires on Spenser Avenue by two men wearing balaclavas before they went to Wordsworth Road, where a collision occurred.

The crash involved a dark blue Land Rover Freelander, which had previously been stolen from an address in Ashton Under-Lyne on 25 July, a parked Ford Focus and a telephone signal box.

According to police reports, the incident is believed to have been caused after a firearm was pointed at the moving vehicle by one of the men involved in the previous incident on Spenser Avenue. The men from the Freelander were seen carrying a handgun and a sword was found at the scene.

Detective Inspector Andy Sandiford of the Tameside Division Organised Crime Team said: “I hope that these arrests will further act as a message to the public that incidents of this nature are completely unacceptable and we will continue to pursue those who we believe to be involved.

“Again, I would like I would like to thank the local community for their assistance and continued support of the police and encourage anyone with information about the original incident to contact us.”

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