Police were called to the Trafford Centre at around 6pm tonight (Friday 27 August) to multiple reports of an altercation between two groups of young people, and a potential sighting of a firearm.
Armed officers attended, and the group dispersed and ran in different directions, before eight 12 and 13 year old youths were detained, and the suspected firearm was found to be a gas powered BB gun.
Police officers ascertained that it had been fired at a member of the public, causing minor injuries that didn’t require medical attention.
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear, and assault.
He remains in custody and is assisting officers with their on-going enquiries.
There is no risk to the wider public, and we’re asking anyone with any information or mobile phone footage, to please contact police via LiveChat on our website quoting log 2324 270821, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.