Seven arrests after stolen cars, machete and meat cleaver are recovered

Date published: 22 November 2019

Seven people arrested after early morning raids as part of an investigation into a number of armed robberies.

Yesterday (Thursday) a team of officers executed warrants at nine addresses in Trafford.

The operation was carried out by GMP’s Serious Crime Division who are investigating a number of armed robberies in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area throughout 2019.

Six men – aged between 21 and 45 - and a 36-year-old woman - have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. 

As part of the action, two stolen vehicles were recovered as well as a number of weapons including a machete and a meat cleaver.

Officers also recovered mobile phones, clothing and a large quantity of cash.

Detective Inspector Joseph Harrop, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “We have arrested seven people, which is a great result for GMP’s Serious Crime Division, and officers from the Trafford District who have been working relentlessly in order to disrupt this organised crime group and bring those involved to justice.

“I would like to provide reassurance to the public that we are committed to targeting this type of criminality.

"We will not tolerate such offending in our communities, and will do all that is within our power to bring criminals to justice and make Greater Manchester a safer place.

“Often answers about this type of criminality lie within the community and as such we are continuing to appeal for information.

"Please, if you know anything, do not hesitate to get in touch”

Police can be contacted on 101. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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