Man and woman in 60s rushed to hospital as police swarm 'quiet' Eccles street

By Josie Le Vay

A man and woman in their 60s were taken to hospital following an incident in Salford yesterday (October 6), police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to St Mary's Road, Eccles, shortly after 8pm.

On arrival, Greater Manchester Police discovered a man and a woman - both aged in their 60s - had been the victims of an assault.

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According to witnesses, there was a police presence on the street into the early hours of the morning.

A forensic tent was also spotted on the pavement close to the scene of the incident on Trevelyan Street.

The view of the police scene from St Mary's Road in Eccles (Sam Piggott)

It is believed a car was also crashed around the same time, although this has not been confirmed by police.

One resident, who said the incident happened right outside his house, saw a man on the floor who had been 'beaten up'.

The 60-year-old woman and 66-year-old man are not thought to have life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made.

One resident, who said the incident happened right outside his house, saw a man on the floor who had been 'beaten up'.

Others, who live in overlooking flats, said around five or six police cars descended on the scene.

A long stretch of the road was cordoned off, and they also said a car was towed away by officers in the early hours.

People living in this block of flats between St Mary's Street and Trevelyan Street in Eccles saw the police presence (Manchester Evening News)

"Police chased a car up there and towed it away. My wife saw it all," Brian Lawton said.

"It must have been pretty serious, but it was all gone this morning.

"It's very rare for anything like this to happen around here. It's very quiet usually," he added.

Another resident in the same block of flats said she heard people around midnight but wasn't stirred until much later on in the night.

"I didn't see what actually happened I just saw the aftermath. I heard shouting, but you quite often hear domestics. Then it quietened. When I heard the cars, that's what made me look," she said.

However, some residents the M.E.N. spoke to on Trevelyan Street were unaware that there was a police presence on the street overnight.

Locals say a police cordon was in place on Trevelyan Street last night - which had gone by the morning (Manchester Evening News)

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called around 8.15pm on Wednesday, October 6, to a report of an assault on St Mary's Road, Eccles.

"Emergency services attended and enquiries established a 60-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man had been assaulted.

"They were both taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening or changing.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing and no arrests have been made."

The spokesperson from the North West Ambulance Service said: "We responded to a police incident following a 999 call at 8.17pm.

"A man has been taken to hospital."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5979 or 101 quoting incident 3047 of 06/10/21. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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