FIVE men and a woman who were arrested after a "violent disturbance" broke out have been released on bail.

Police, including armed officers and a force helicopter, rushed to Blair Lane in Breightmet on Saturday night after reports of a "violence disturbance" shortly before 10pm.

A dispersal notice was issued and police searched properties and made arrests at several locations, including Aldercroft Avenue and New Lane.

A BB gun and a number of suspected Class A drugs were recovered from the area.

Four men, aged 17, 18, 29 and 30, and a 25-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

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Two men were taken hospital for treatment, including one who was arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault, a 34-year-old man.

The other man in hospital is aged 31.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that all six people who were arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries.

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On Sunday, a passer-by told The Bolton News: "There was a lot of police officers and vehicles with forensic officers showing interest in a vehicle in Aldercroft Avenue.

"A cordon was in place from a patch of land to the end of Aldercroft Avenue.

"When I saw it there were no people around just police."

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Breightmet councillor Adele Warren expressed her "concern" about the incident.

Cllr Warren added: "It’s been a time of concern and worry for the community.

"An incident like this is shocking.

"It is important we come together as a community and become stronger moving forward."

If you have any information contact police on 101 quoting incident number 3240 of October 17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.