Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was thrown out of a car in Bury after a gun was seen in the front seat yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred iKershaw Street around 4.20 when a man was spotted sitting in the driving seat of a dark 4×4 car with a gun.

Witnesses say that the gun, which was wrapped in what’s thought to be tissue paper, was seen when another man was sitting in the front of the car with the door open.

On seeing the firearm, a third man ran to the car and wrestled the gun from the driver’s hands.

The car then accelerated at speed leaving the man in the passenger seat to be dragged along for a short distance before he was thrown from the car onto the road.

He has been taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries. He has since been discharged and will make a full recovery.

The incident happened outside of King of Barbers and officers have recovered a gun at the scene.

GMP’s Detective Inspector Rick Thompson, said: “This is a clearly alarming sequence of events, not only for those involved but also for local people.

“Since the call came in, my team have been examining every piece of detail that’s available to us and matching that with statements from witnesses.

“We do however still need people who know something about what happened this afternoon to call us so we can follow every avenue to catch this offender.

“Gun crime is not and will never be tolerated on our streets. Those who parade firearms and believe they are above the law will be pursued, arrested and brought to justice.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1438 of 23/09/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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