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Confirmed: Guns, drugs and cash seized in Salford Knutsford Street raids – Gang charged

Three men, including one wanted under a European arrest warrant, have been charged with a string of firearms and drugs offences after armed police raided a house in Salford.

SalfordOnline.com published earlier this week how tactical aid units had swarmed to the residential street at 9pm on Sunday 11 September, breaking down the door of a mid-terraced house and wrestling one suspect to the ground

Now it’s been revealed police found guns, £2,700 in cash, Class A drugs and fake IDs inside the property.

Read: Salford armed house raid ‘like something out of a film’, say locals

Police were initially unable to confirm any of the details but now the full story has come to light.


Polish national Pawel Strazalkowski, 35, was one of the three men arrested.

He has been charged with possession of false identity document with improper intention and possession of criminal property – namely cash to the tune of £2,700.

He is currently wanted on a European arrest warrant and so could be extradited elsewhere in the EU to face prosecution.

Grzegorz Marciniak, 38, of Deacons Drive in Salford and 35-year-old Rajfar Marcin of Knutsford Street were also arrested at the scene.

Both men have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of Class A drugs and two counts of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.


Residents told how they’d been ordered away from the scene as officers carried out a warrant late on Sunday night.

Residents described the surreal scenes “like something from a film”.

Armed police were spotted walking up Knutsford Street carrying weapons in evidence bags.

Side streets and entryways were sealed off to the public while police arrested men outside the house.

In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: “These charges relate to a number of warrants executed on Knutsford Street in Salford on Sunday 11 September 2016.

“The men have been remanded into custody and are due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday 21 September 2016.

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