Investigation launched after gunshots fired in Heywood

Date published: 19 October 2020

A police investigation has been launched after gunshots were fired in Heywood on Saturday afternoon (17 October).

Police were called to Bury Old Road in the Heap Bridge area at 3pm, and said they found “evidence consistent with a potential firearms discharge.”

No-one was injured, no arrests have currently been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4668 or 101 quoting incident number 1726 of 17/10/20, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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