Further arrests following Greave Avenue 'disturbance'

Date published: 19 July 2019

Police have made further arrests following a disturbance in Rochdale during the early hours of Wednesday morning (17 July).

Shortly before 12.25am on Wednesday, police were called to reports of a disturbance on Greave Avenue, close to the junction with Sandy Lane.

Officers attended and found two injured men, who were then taken to hospital for treatment.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

One of the men sustained serious leg injuries.

A man aged 31 arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released on bail.

Three men aged 24, 18 and 22 have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and released on bail.

A fifth man aged 23 has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Julie Maxwell, of GMP’s Rochdale district, said: “We are making good progress with our investigation and have now arrested five people.

“Our enquiries continue and we would ask that anyone who has information but is yet to contact police do so immediately.

“The scene of the incident has been closed but people in the area may still notice an increased police presence over the coming days.

“I’d like to reiterate that this is being treated as a targeted incident and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider community.”

Anybody with information about the disturbance should contact police on 0161 856 8441, quoting incident number 56 of 17 July 2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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