Following an alleged gunshot that involved a bus in Rochdale on Saturday night, two individuals were hurt and the bus’ windows were broken. A guy has been detained.
According to the Greater Manchester Police (GMP), armed police responded to “reports of a suspected weapons incident” at around 7 o’clock on Kirkholt’s Daventry Road.
On suspicion of committing criminal damage with the aim to risk life, a man was detained. The cause of the bus’s damage is still being looked into.
The damaged bus stayed in the cordon until it was recovered on Sunday about 1 p.m. The street remained cordoned off throughout that time.
Two individuals were hurt and the bus’ windows were broken in an alleged shooting that occurred in Rochdale on Saturday night. A man has been taken into custody as a result.
Armed officers were called to “reports of a possible weapons incident” at around 7 o’clock on Daventry Road (pictured), in the Kirkholt section of the town, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP).
A resident said she heard no gunshots but added that she spotted armed cops at the area.
One resident called the events “terrifying” after learning that it was being investigated as a possible weapons incident, while another claimed to have heard that rocks had been hurled at the bus.
According to a statement from GMP, officers responded to allegations of a possible firearms incident on Daventry Road in Rochdale at 7 o’clock on Saturday, January 7.
“Following an initial inquiry, it is thought that a bus operating in the region has had its windows broken, causing damage. Detectives are looking into the event, although it is unclear what caused the damage.
The damaged bus (pictured) stayed in the cordon until it was recovered on Sunday about 1 p.m. The street remained cordoned off throughout that time.
Thankfully, only minor injuries occurred to two bus passengers.
Officers sent to the scene started a comprehensive investigation, and detectives later detained a male (who cannot be identified for legal reasons) on suspicion of causing criminal damage with the purpose to risk life. The man is supporting them in their investigations.
While the site is being analyzed as part of the inquiry, there is a police presence in the vicinity.
Following this occurrence, patrols have been enhanced in the region to provide the locals a visible sense of security.
“Detectives are now requesting witnesses and anyone with additional information, including doorbell or dash cam footage, to get in touch with them.”
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and reference incident 2586 on July 23. Alternately, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111, an independent organisation.