Gang with weapons went on mini crime spree in Renault Megane

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A gang of four men went on a knife-wielding crime spree across Trafford.

The group were described as being white and aged between 19 and 23 and were carrying a baseball bat and a sledgehammer.

They were first spotted on Park Road, Stretford at around 10.30pm last night (18th February)and got into a silver Renault Megane and headed in the direction of Trafford Park.

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Around 30 minutes later a gang of three males wearing balaclavas armed with knives, broke into a home on Repton Avenue in Flixton.

A Man was attacked inside the home before the gang attempted to steal car keys. Police say they then fled the scene just after 11pm in a silver Renault Megane.

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The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

Fifteen minutes later at around 11.15pm, two men were spotted in a silver Megane as used in the attempted burglary in the Davyhulme area.

The two men who were described as wearing dark clothing and had their hoods up were seen running through the garden of an address on Kirkstall Road.

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A post on facebook by a resident on Kirkstall Road shows three men on CCTV running through the garden and said that the Megane has been abandoned with the engine running and door left open.

Detective sergeant Paul Walls, of GMP’s Trafford division, said: “Thankfully no one sustained any serious injuries during the assault on Repton Avenue and the offenders were unsuccessful in their attempt to steal his vehicle.

“Our enquiries into these incidents are ongoing and we’re currently treating them as linked. We’re appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the males or saw the Renault Megane travelling in the area to get in touch with police.

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“Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation. We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the Renault.”

Anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, should contact police on 0161 856 7587 quoting 3108 of 18/02/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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