Man Suffers Gunshot Wound To Leg

17th August 2015

Police are appealing for information after a man was shot in Stretford.

Shortly after 2am on Sunday 16 August 2015, police were called to Mossvale Road, Stretford to reports that a man had been shot.

When officers attended they found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious, but not life-threatening, condition.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle said: "We have launched an investigation and we believe that an altercation took place outside Moss Vale Pub between 11.30pm on Saturday and 12:30am on Sunday morning.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was at the pub between those times or who has any information about the altercation, no matter how small. I understand that people may be reluctant to speak to police, but you may know something that could help our investigation and I would urge you to come forward.

"In the meantime we have increased patrols in the area and if anybody has any concerns or information then I would urge them to please speak to one of our officers on patrol or contact police."

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 7655, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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