Stalybridge residents caught up in ‘shooting’ drama

ASH Grove, Stalybridge, was cordoned off by police after reports that gun shots were fired during a disturbance around 9pm on Thursday (Nov 8).

And the road, that is close to West Hill School, was still off limits on Friday afternoon as specialist officers combed the area for clues.

Though there was no reference to gunshots in a police statement, residents reported a firearm was discharged.

The statement read: “Police were called shortly after 9pm on Thursday 8 November 2018 to a report of a disturbance on Ash Grove, Stalybridge, Tameside.

“It is believed that the occupants of two vehicles were involved in an altercation on the road, before leaving the scene.

“While leaving the scene, one of the vehicles collided with a parked car, causing damage.

“There were no reports of injuries.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 0161 856 9353 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

A statement posted on Facebook by GMP Tameside North said: “We currently have a road closure in place on Ash Grove, Stalybridge, in relation to an incident last night.

“Residents and staff/parents/pupils attending West Hill etc please continue as normal, if you are within the taped off area or need access into it please liaise with police officers at the scene.

We have local officers PC Devine and PCSO Thompson out around the area this morning.”

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