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Four people arrested in connection with Briscoe Lane serious assault on teenagers

March 14, 2013, 12:53 pm

Four people have been arrested by detectives investigating a serious assault on two teenagers.

The boy and girl, both 15, were seriously injured when they were assaulted by a group of men on Briscoe Lane, Newton Heath, at about 2.20pm on Saturday 2 March 2013.

Three cars pulled up and a group of about 12 men got out and began attacking a group of youths.

They chased a 15-year-old boy onto Harringay Road and attacked him with a weapon, leaving him with a broken arm and facial injuries that required stitches.

A 15-year-old girl was hit in the face and suffered a fractured cheekbone and other facial injuries.

The offenders then got back into their cars – a silver Peugeot 306, a black Volkswagen Passat and a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra – and drove off along Briscoe Lane towards Ten Acres Lane.

Police have received numerous calls from members of the public following two media appeals, which included release of CCTV and the boys injury pictures.

This morning, Thursday 14 March 2013, officers executed warrants at five addresses in the Openshaw, Crumpsall and Moss Side areas.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 Assault (wounding with intent).

Police have also recovered a number of vehicles as part of the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Jim Slack, said: “Firstly I would like thank the public for their fantastic response to our media appeals.

“As a direct result of the information provided we have executed a number of warrants this morning and arrested four people in connection with this appalling assault.

“While we have taken this next step in our investigation I continue to urge anyone with information who has not yet spoken to us to please do so.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3832, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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