Man arrested for robbery as police rush to major road after three-car crash

‘Riot vans’ and as many as ’40 police officers’ swooped on a major road connecting Bury, Salford and the city centre, according to witnesses. Eyewitnesses say they spotted the hordes of police on Bury Old Road near the junction with Middleton Road. They added that Bury Old Road appeared to be closed by the officers.

Now, police have revealed that officers were responding to a triple-car smash in Great Cheetham Street East at around 1.40pm. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving with no insurance and robbery. Greater Manchester Police has launched enquiries into the incident.

Police were seen in the area

Shortly after, less than a mile from the police incident, Great Cheetham Street West near to Albert Park in Salford was also shut in both directions due to a crash.

The road was closed at around 2.30pm, according to traffic service Inrix, and reopened a short time later after the wreckage was clear.

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A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 1.40pm on Monday 1 February 2021 to reports of a collision involving three cars on Great Cheetham Street East, Salford. “A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving with no insurance and robbery. “Enquiries are ongoing.”

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