Watch the moment gang of bikers descend on garage and cause chaos
18 December 2019, 11:13
Police are appealing for help after hundreds of bikers caused chaos across parts of Manchester on Halloween.
Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV of the moment a swarm of off-road bikers descended on a garage in Manchester on Halloween.
Police believe the same group caused "numerous instances of anti-social behaviour across the Wythenshawe and Sale" on October 31, officers warned some were carrying weapons, "including knives and a sword."
The shocking footage shows the gang dumping their bikes on the floor before running into the shop and helping themselves to items from the shelves.
At one point, a biker stands in the shop doorway rolling drinks can across the garage forecourt.
Others can be seen leaving the store with armfuls of goods.
Officers are appealing for information from the public about the identity of those involved in the incident which took place on the evening of Thursday 31 October 2019.
A GMP spokesperson said the bikes were seen between the hours of 6pm and 11pm on Halloween night being "driven in a dangerous manner on the motorway network, driving on pavements and also blocking roads."
Officer said a large group of men was spotted on Altrincham Road and South Moor Road close to Wythenshawe Hospital and later in Wythenshawe Park.
PC Gavin Jackson, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This was a widespread disturbance across the areas of Wythenshawe and Sale which caused large amounts of distress to residents of those communities.
“We believe the men on bikes shown on the CCTV footage at the petrol station were the same group who were causing mass anti-social behaviour elsewhere that night, also.
“Due to the widespread instances of that night, we are confident that there are members of the public who will have seen this group or have dashcam footage through the night and we wish to hear from anyone who may have information.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 4882 quoting incident number 1998 of 31/10/2019.
Information can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.