Police appeal for information following a ‘targeted assault’ on a family in Stockport

Detectives say even the smallest detail could be "the key bit of evidence we need" to take the investigation further.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 27th November 2023

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a “targeted assault” on a family in Stockport last week.

According to Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the shocking incident took place on Blandford Road in Stockport at around 9pm last Friday (24 November), and has been described as a “targeted attack on a family of four” – with two young children involved.

The assault happened while the family were inside their vehicle, a GMP spokesperson explained, and while injuries were “sustained” during the incident, they were thankfully not life-threatening.

The two suspects, who are believed to be males, used weapons to damage the vehicle before leaving the scene towards Green Lane in a dark-coloured car.

No arrests have been made at this stage, GMP has confirmed.


Now, with a police investigation having been opened and currently ongoing, GMP has issued a public appeal for more information and additional footage, and is also seeking witnesses to the incident in a bid to fully establish what happened.

“We have spent all weekend investigating a number of lines of enquiry to identify those responsible for committing a reckless act which could have had far more serious consequences,” explained Detective Constable Lauren Snook, of GMP’s Stockport CID.

Police are appealing for information following a ‘targeted assault’ on a family in Stockport / Credit: GMP

“We are determined to bring these offenders to justice for the shocking actions that has left a family understandably upset and worried.

“They are being supported throughout but we are hoping the local community can assist us further, as any bit of detail, however small, could be the key bit of evidence we need to take this further.”

DC Snook explained that GMP is keen to anyone who may have dashcam or doorbell footage “in the moments leading up to, during, or after the attack”, especially around the Norris Hill Drive or Blandford Road area, adding that: “Our enquiries suggest the offenders in their vehicle were parked on Blandford Road from around 4:30-7:15pm, before returning at around 9pm.


“This means we believe people might have dashcam footage when on their journeys that could assist with our investigation.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call GMP on 0161 856 9821 or 101, quoting incident 3519 of 24/11/2023, or alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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