Suspects arrested after shooting in Tameside

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has arrested three people in a taxi after a shooting in Tameside.

At around 2.35pm this afternoon of Thursday 18 October, police officers were called to reports that gunshots had been fired on Croft Street in Hyde.

Officers attended and discovered no-one had been injured but damage had been caused to the rear windscreen of a red Ford Fiesta.

Enquiries to trace the offenders – who fled from the scene in a blue Vauxhall Adam – have been ongoing and descriptions of those involved were circulated to officers.

Just after 6.10pm on the same day, officers spotted a man matching one of the descriptions given in a taxi on Hyde Road, Gorton.

Two men aged 22 and one man aged 18 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.  They remain in custody for questioning.

A blue Vauxhall Adam has been recovered from the Openshaw area.

Speaking after the arrest, Detective Inspector Karl Ward, said: “Thanks to the quick thinking and actions of our officers this evening, we have been able to make arrests following this alarming incident earlier today.

“From what we know at this time, we don’t believe there to be any wider risk to people in the Hyde area and I’m thankful no-one was injured but, while we have made these arrests and recovered a car, we still need people with information to contact us and help us as our investigation continues.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police.

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