Greater Manchester Police dawn raids in Oldham crackdown on organised crime

Wakey, wakey! Police in riot gear smash gang linked to 120 robberies, car thefts and attacks in dawn raids Riot police raided seven properties in Oldham, Greater Manchester this morning Five men, aged between 22 and 30, were arrested and are being questioned  They are being linked to 120 offences including violent disorder and robbery  

By Lara Keay For Mailonline

Published: 10:05 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 10:09 BST, 16 May 2019

Armed police smashed their way into seven properties this morning in a bid to bring down a gang linked to 120 violent offences.

Dawn raids were carried out at seven locations in Oldham, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of today, with police in riot gear seen breaking down doors and windows.

Officers arrested five men, aged between 22 and 38, who have been linked to a gang believed to be responsible for 120 crimes, including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault and violent disorder.

Dawn raids were carried out at seven locations in Oldham, Greater Manchester today as part of a crackdown on an organised crime group believed to be behind 120 offences

Dawn raids were carried out at seven locations in Oldham, Greater Manchester today as part of a crackdown on an organised crime group believed to be behind 120 offences 

Officers arrested five men (one pictured), aged between 22 and 38, who have been linked to a gang believed to be responsible for 120 crimes

They emerged dragging the five men into a police van before they were driven to a police station for questioning

Officers arrested five men, aged between 22 and 38, who have been linked to a gang believed to be responsible for 120 crimes, including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault and violent disorder

The officers were dressed head-to-toe in protective gear and armed with face guards and crow bars.

They emerged dragging the five men into a police van before they were driven to a police station for

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