Police are appealing for information after shots were fired in a Pendleton public house last night.

Two men had entered the Beehive pub in Holland Street just after 11pm wearing balaclavas, carrying a machete and a shot gun.

They went through the rooms in the pub, hitting furniture as they went through the building.

One of the men then fired two shots into the ceiling, before the pair left the pub and fled the scene in a silver Ford Focus.

Thankfully no one in the pub was injured in the incident and a full investigation has been launched.

Detective Inspector Julia Bowden, said: “On a busy Saturday night, there was a lot of people in this pub who could have been left seriously injured when the shots were fired.

“These men showed no regard for the innocent people who were in the pub at the time, putting their safety and sense of security in jeopardy as a result of their brash actions.

“There was many people in and around the pub last night, so I’d urge anyone who saw something, or has information that could help identify who these offenders are, to please speak to police.

“We’re also appealing for anyone with dash-cam footage that was driving around Holland Street or Langley Road late last night, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5351 or 101, quoting incident number 2337 of 18/11/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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