A stop and search order was placed at Radcliffe last evening due to a recent ‘malfunction’.
Police were called to Spring Lane around 7pm on Sunday (October 10th) at Radcliffe Tram Station to report a breakdown between two large groups of youths.
A 15-year-old boy was attacked with a sharp weapon and suffered a deep cut on his head, his injuries are not fatal and are not changing and he has since been discharged from the hospital. ۔
The three boys, aged 15, were arrested shortly after Belgrave Street in Radcliffe on suspicion of assault. He was interviewed and released on bail.
Police have since arrested four men on suspicion of violent disorder. All have been released on bail.
As a result, a ‘Section 60 PACE Stop Search Authority’ was set up to prevent further incidents.
Jamie Collins, GMP’s Bury District Chief Inspector, said: “We fully acknowledge the deep concern that this incident has created for the community and I want to reassure the public that we have a dedicated operation – OP HALLIDOR – The community has been protected from further incidents to investigate and ensure the actual attack.
“We have additional staff and specialist officers designated for this operation and are actively working with our Transport Unit and Transport for Greater Manchester colleagues to ensure that police in Whitefield and Radcliffe There is a growing presence and patrol.
“We understand that this is a targeted incident between a group of young boys. I want to send a clear message that this behavior will not be tolerated in our area at all and that we will not allow anyone carrying knives or other weapons.” We will take strict action.
“We continue to work with our community safety partners and other partners, including youth services, to help address anti-social issues in the area, but I would also appeal to the community to help them.” , I appeal directly to parents – please make sure you know where your children are in the evening.
Police are continuing to appeal for information or footage, including CCTV and dashcam footage.
Anyone with information can contact us via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk, or call 0161 856 8172 and refer to log 2852. Alternatively, details can be transferred anonymously through the independent charity Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.