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Blank shots fired in Oldham

Detectives are investigating after blank shots were fired in Oldham.

Shortly after 11.50pm on Monday 16 October 2017 a man was seen with a gun on Waltham Street in Alexandra.

He fired the gun a number of times – but it was not aimed at anyone – before walking away in the direction of Roundthorn Road.

Officers attended and recovered blank cartridges which suggest no bullets were fired.

The man was described as white, between 60 and 70 and was wearing a long green fishing-style coat, a trilby hat and had a silver walking stick with a grey handle.

Detective Inspector Ian Harratt, from GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “At the time this incident understandably caused concern to residents and when officers attended we immediately searched the area.

“What we have recovered suggests that no bullets were fired and there was no direct threat to the public.

“However, we need to identify this man to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

“If this was you or you have information about this incident, then please call us at the first opportunity.”

Information can be passed on by call 0161 856 9063 or 0161 856 9080 quoting incident number 2500 of 16 October 2017 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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