An investigation is underway after two men were attacked in Rochdale.

At approximately 6.50pm on Saturday (October 9) police received a report of a disturbance on West Street.

Officers attended and established that the disturbance, involving weapons, followed a crash.

Police have said it is believed to be linked to the assault of another man on Tweedale Street at around 5pm on Saturday.

Two men were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

Detective Inspector Stuart Round, of GMP's Rochdale district, said: "Thankfully, no one was seriously injured and we have established that the unknown substance sprayed on West Street was not acid.

"Nevertheless, we are committed to arresting those responsible and our enquiries are ongoing.

"We would like to reassure the community that we do not believe these incidents were linked to any others or that there is any threat to the community but anyone with information can contact us."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4668 quoting 2694 of 09/10/21 or the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.