A mass fight involving two gangs of youths at Radcliffe Metrolink station saw a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted with a sharp weapon and three arrests last night.

The fifteen year old sustained a deep cut to his head. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or altering, and he remains in hospital for treatment.

Three boys, all aged 15, were arrested nearby on Belgrave Street in Radcliffe a short time later on suspicion of assault, and remain in custody for questioning.

Additional police patrols remain in the area, and enquiries are ongoing.

Chief Inspector Jamie Collins from GMP’s Bury neighbourhood Team said: “We are aware this incident will have led to some concerns among people living in area, and we want to reassure them that we’re thoroughly investigating the circumstances around what happened, and working to bring those responsible to justice.

“This kind of behaviour is unacceptable and we will not tolerate the carrying of weapons or violence, and I hope our latest arrests hammer home this message. It’s just fortunate that on this occasion, no-one was more seriously hurt.

“We believe this was a targeted incident, however officers from the Bury district working alongside our transport unit and Metrolink colleagues will be conducting targeted patrols in the area and on the metrolink lines including Besses and Whitefield interchanges.

“I would like to ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward with information, including anyone that may have captured any footage on Dashcam’s, CCTV or mobile phones’, as even the smallest bit might assist our investigation.”


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