Rochdale Man Charged for Car Bomb Attack on BMW in Bolton

Police were called on Tuesday, July 23, when a black BMW parked in Back Castle Street in The Haulgh, had an improvised explosive device (IED) thrown into it.

The device was uncovered when police were called to a BMW car fire on Castle Street shortly after 21:00 BST. No-one was injured during the “targeted attack”.

This afternoon (Friday, September 20) officers confirmed that Hamid Luqman, 31, of Halifax Road, Rochdale has been charged with possession with participating in the criminal activities of an organised crime group, intent to supply a Class B substance and money laundering.

Luqman has been now been charged with possession with intent to supply a Class B substance, money laundering and participating in the criminal activities of an organised crime group.

He appeared before Manchester City Magistrates Court today, where he was remanded to appear before Bolton Crown Court on October 4.

A man in his 20s was shot twice and taken to hospital with serious injuries. The gunman, wearing dark clothing, walked up to the victim’s car and fired through the window three times.

Last month, detectives called for the public’s help to trace the whereabouts and movements of a dark red car.

The Vauxhall Mokka – registration number DW68 GDY – was seen on St Mark’s Street before the shooting and afterwards heading in the direction of Manchester.

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