Three men have jailed for 32 years each for the attempted murder of a 16 year old boy in Eccles last year

The boy who cannot be named for legal reasons was  his motorbike through Eccles, Salford on the afternoon of Sunday 19 March last year

On sight of the motorbike being ridden, an immediate assembly for a targeted attack was organised between those sentenced.

The boy was joined on his motorbike by his girlfriend at a local convenience store and the pair made their way onto Station Road towards Armitage Street. CCTV shows they were closely followed by the suspect motorbike, tracing the route the boy had taken, and pulling alongside them.

Seconds later, two gunshots were heard. The 16-year-old boy sustained a single gunshot wound which went through his arm and into his chest.

Following treatment for the injury in hospital, thankfully he was discharged a couple of days later to recover at home.

Aiden Broadhurst aged 29  of Manchester Road, Salford to 32 years, Kyle Meighan aged 32  of Chancel Avenue, Ordsall to 32 years and Jieh Sufyaan aged 35 of Pyrus Close, Eccles to 32 years’ in jail.

All have received the same sentences, including an additional three years each on licence after being found guilty of attempted murder following a two-month trial.

The police investigation into the attempted murder – Operation Knott – was led by GMP’s Serious Crime Division, in conjunction with Salford district policing teams, and involved painstaking work to determine the events of Sunday 19 March and to subsequently apprehend the suspects.

Following the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Higginson said: “We hope that today’s result will go some way to allowing the victim to heal and move on with his life.

“Every single officer who took part in this investigation is committed to keeping people who live within the local community, safe. It is simply unacceptable to have people carrying guns and using these, and we will make it our life’s work to ensure that these kinds of people are taken off the streets.

“We would also like to thank the community of Salford; their ongoing support ensures we can tackle crime together and keep people of Manchester safe.”


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