Man arrested as a food store in Stretford is shot at

Police are appealing for information after the front window of a convenience store was shot at in Stretford.

 At around 5.30pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018 police were called to the Local Choice shop on Chester Road, Stretford following reports that the front window of the store had been shot at.

Officers attended and a bullet was recovered. Thankfully no one was injured.

Later in the evening patrol officers stopped a silver Land Rover on Bury New Road.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker of GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “We understand the concern that an incident such as this can cause, however there is not believed to be any wider threat to the local community.

“We have increased reassurance patrols and I would encourage local residents to approach officers if they have any worries or concerns.

“I would also like to appeal to any motorists that were in the area at the time with dash cash recordings to contact us.

“While we have arrested a man in relation to this incident, I would continue to encourage anyone with information to contact the police.”

Information can be left with police on 0161 856 7655 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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