Police appeal for information after attempted murder in Salford

Detectives believe it was a "targeted attack" and there's no risk to the wider public.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th April 2023

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for information following a “targeted attack” in Salford last night.

After police were called out to an incident in the Eccles area of Salford at around 10:50pm last night (Wednesday 6 April) close to the Esso / Tesco Express on Liverpool Road, GMP has confirmed that an attempted murder investigation has been launched.

A man was run over by a Blue VW Golf R during the incident, according to GMP, although his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Following this, police say the driver of the VW Golf fled from the scene on foot, leaving the car in the middle of the road.

A white VW Tiguan was involved in the incident.


While there have not been any arrests made as of yet, an investigation is currently taking place and officers have issued a public appeal for information and witnesses, and are asking for anyone with any CCTV, dashcam, or doorbell footage to come forward with anything that may aid enquiries.

“We are working hard to establish the circumstances of this incident and an investigation is underway,” explained Detective Inspector Gareth Humphreys, of GMP’s Salford division.

Police appeal for information after attempted murder in Salford / Credit: GMP

“We believe that this was a targeted attack and that there is no risk to the wider public.

“We are also asking anyone who may have been in the area to come forward with any information or footage that could help us during our investigation.”

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Anyone with any information can contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 1316, citing log number 3740 of 05/04/2023, or alternatively, information can be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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