FOUR people have been arrested at an address in Timperley after a baseball bat wielding gang allegedly robbed two people in a car in Northern Moor.

Police were called shortly after 10.20pm on Thursday, August 31 to Welbury Road, Northern Moor to reports of a robbery.

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were driving through Wythenshawe when a car pulled out behind them and switched on its full beam headlights.

The men were chased by this car before being boxed in on Welbury Road as a black Volkswagen Golf pulled out in front of them.

A number of men got out of both cars armed with baseball bats and approached the victims before smashing the windows of their car and assaulting them.

One of the victims managed to run to a nearby house and call the police as the offenders fled with the victims bag and wallet.

One of the men suffered head injuries which have been treated in hospital.

Shortly before 11.10pm, police located a black Volkswagen Golf on Norwood Drive, Timperley.

Officers entered an address on Norwood Drive and arrested four people on suspicion of robbery.

They arrested three men aged 21, 17 and 16, and a 54-year-old woman.

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This was a terrifying robbery that has targeted two innocent men and left them in need of hospital care.

“I understand that the community will quite rightly be concerned by this attack and I would like to assure them that we have launched a full investigation and have four people in custody.

“If you witnessed this robbery or saw a black Golf driving erratically in or around the South Manchester area, then please get in touch.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting reference 2060 of 31.08.2017 on 101 or 0161 856 4882, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.