Salford Men Arrested After Police Car Raid

Two men from Greater Manchester are arrested after they were found with ball bearings, a fuel can, drugs, cash and a balaclava.

Police stopped a car at 8.45pm on Wednesday 10th August on Sedgfield Close in Pendleton. When the car was searched, police found the mask and ball bearings, while a fuel can was found nearby.

Officers then searched a house on Sedgefield Close and recovered then cash and cannabis.

Two men, aged 26 adn 28, both from Salford were arrested on suspicion to commit violent disporder and remain in police custody.

Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Garry Shewan said:

"While we have had no major incidents of disorder in our cities tonight, these arrests show there are still people who are prepared to carry weapons with the intent on committing violence.

"But what this also shows is the scale of tonight’s police operation and the commitment our officers have shown to stopping anyone who wants to carry out the sort of shameful criminality we saw yesterday.

"We have said all along that we will do everything in our power to protect our communities and we will continue to have a high visibility presence both to reassure members of our community but also arrest criminals."