GMP Chief Constable Ian Hopkins
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Police chief blames 'criminal recklessness' for Manchester shootings

Armed police are to be moved to parts of Manchester where gang feud shootings have taken place.

There have been eight shootings in the north and south of Manchester since 22 December and police said six of those were "targeted" gang-related attacks.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said armed officers would be in vehicles and "not on foot with machine guns".

GMP Chief Constable Ian Hopkins blamed "criminal recklessness" for the increase in firearm incidents across the city. He spoke to North West Today.

  • 07 Jan 2016