Search For Man Dressed In Black After Attempted Murder

Search For Man Dressed In Black After Attempted Murder


Monday 17th Dec 2018


Police are searching for a man all dressed in black after an attempted murder in Pendleton last night.


Shortly after 9.05pm on Tuesday 4 December 2018, police received a report that a man had been shot outside a house on Benedict Close.

The shooter is described as of large build, wearing all black and a balaclava and is believed to have left the cul-de-sac on foot shortly after the incident.

The victim – a man aged 29 – received surgery overnight after being admitted for injuries to his chest, knee and wrist. While he’ll be in hospital for some time, it’s not thought that his injuries are life-threatening.

When officers attended, they recovered a single shotgun cartridge and have carried out searches in the area.

Those who were witness to the incident or anyone who saw something suspicious are encouraged to come forward.

Supt Howard Millington of GMP's Salford Borough, said: "When something like this happens, in our towns, near our homes, it's understandably frightening for everyone.

"This is clearly an attempt on this young man’s life and we need people who know anything about this to call us as soon as possible.

"There's ongoing work with our partners across Salford to tackle serious crime and pursue those who not only create fear on our streets but those who cause harm and attempt to rip apart communities.

"While we believe this is a targeted attack, with no wider ongoing threat, there will be uniformed officers in the area in the coming days so, should you have any information to pass on or any concerns, please feel free to approach them."


Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1319 quoting reference number 2064 of 04/12/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.