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Murder probe after man shot in pub

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man was gunned down in a pub.

The 37-year-old man was ta\ken to Hope Hospital, Salford, with a gunshot wound at around 3.10am on Saturday morning. He subsequently died at the hospital.

It is believed the man was shot during a fight in the Wellington pub on Regent Road, Salford, some time before 3am.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan, Salford divisional commander, said: "This is a terrible loss of life in which a man has been gunned down while at the pub.

"While there will understandably be concern in the community about this, the initial assessment is that we believe there is not a broader threat to the community.

"We now have a team of officers from the Major Incident Team talking to witnesses and conducting inquiries, but we believe the key to this lies with the people in the pub at the time of the incident."

Mr Mulligan said police believed there were a number of people in The Wellington that have not yet been spoken to.

He said: "We will be trying to identify everyone who was in the pub in the lead-up to the incident so I want to ask anyone who was there to come forward.

"I understand your concerns about speaking to the police, but we have a number of ways of ensuring you will be protected. Please bear in mind that a family is mourning the loss of a life today and your information could help them get the answers they need."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Incident Team on 0161 856 7351 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


From Belfast Telegraph