Image of car released as police appeal for information following attempted murder in Ardwick

A firearm was even discharged during the "brazen attack".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 29th December 2023

Police are appealing for information following an attempted murder in Ardwick that happened just before Christmas.

The “brazen attack” took place in broad daylight on Stockport Road, in the Manchester residential areal of Ardwick, at approximately 3pm on Thursday 21 December, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP), and since then a specialist team of detectives have been working tirelessly to understand the full circumstances.

A firearm was discharged during the distressing incident, and a member of the public had their vehicle hit by the offenders too, police have confirmed.

But thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

In a bid to understand what happened in the events leading up to this incident, a police investigation has subsequently been launched, and investigating officers are now appealing to the Greater Manchester public for any information or footage, and are urging any potential witnesses to come forward.

Police are appealing for information following an attempted murder in Ardwick just before Christmas / Credit: GMP

Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has information about a car that was used during the attack.

An image of the vehicle in question has now been released.


According to police, the car was a blue Mercedes 4×4-style vehicle, which did not have a registration plate on the front, and was eventually found abandoned on Clee Avenue in Longsight at a later date.

GMP has also confirmed that three people have already been arrested in connection with the incident so far, and one has been charged.

Detective Superintendent Dave Meeney, who is from GMP City of Manchester district, said the team’s investigation is “moving at pace”.


He continued: “We’re appealing to the public who may have seen this vehicle, or the occupants, on the day of the attempted murder at around 3pm. After the incident took place on Stockport Road in Ardwick, we believe that the suspects drove to Longsight, before abandoning the vehicle on Clee Avenue.

“As is often the case, the answer to establishing the true chain of events that led to this incident and locating those responsible could lie in the community, so I ask that anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area, or saw this vehicle, come forward and know that any information will be treated with the strictest confidence.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who was CCTV, doorbell, or dashcam footage from the Ardwick and Longsight areas, during 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Thursday 21 December.

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Footage can be submitted via the dedicated Major Incident Public Portal here.

Aside from that, any details should be passed on by calling police on 0161 856 4305, or by using the LiveChat function on the GMP website, or alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Featured Image – GMP