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Hattersley pub shooting now treated as attempted murder
Tuesday 20th November 2018 @ 10:28 by Lauren Entwistle
Greater Manchester Hyde Tameside

Police are treating the incident where a man was shot outside a pub in Hattersley as attempted murder.

At around 8:20pm on Saturday (17 November 2018) police received a report that a man had been shot outside a pub on Hattersley Road West.

Officers attended the scene at the Harehill Tavern but the victim, a 35-year-old man, had already left to seek medical treatment for a non-life-threatening wound to his stomach.

He is still currently in hospital.

Enquiries revealed that two men had been seen travelling in a Renault Clio and brandishing a gun before making threats to people stood outside the pub.

Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider community.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Chatterton of GMP’s Major Incidents Team said: “We want to continue to reassure the public that a full investigation has been launched and officers are following numerous lines of enquiry in relation to the shooting.

“This incident is being treated as attempted murder. While we are making good progress with our investigations, I would like to continue to appeal to members of the public for any information they may have.

“There were several witnesses to what happened and we would like them to come forward with anything that may assist our enquiries.

“I want to reiterate that this is believed to be a targeted attack and there is no threat to the wider community.

“Residents in the area of the shooting may have noticed an increased visible police presence, and we would encourage members of the public to approach officers with any concerns they may have.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9353 quoting incident 1999 of 17/11/2018 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.