Teen Held Over Salford Student Shooting

Police have arrested a 17 year old over the shooting of a student in Salford on Boxing Day.

Police raided a house in Salford in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) where they arrested the 17 year old on suspicion of murder. He's currently being questioned by detectives.

It follows the shooting of 23 year old Anuj Bidve who was shot in the head on Ordsall Lane in Salford in the early hours of Boxing Day.

Mr Bidve was with nine students, all Indians, when they were approached by two men in Ordsall Lane.

Following a "very short" conversation, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot the Lancaster University student.

Ch Supt Kevin Mulligan said on Monday:

"This appears to be an unprovoked attack and we can't establish a motive at this time,"

"We are investigating every possible aspect and we are in the early stages of the investigation, but we are not ruling anything out."