Police are investigating after a 'disturbance' in Hurdsfield last night.
The incident happened on Brocklehurst Avenue shortly before 7pm on Thursday, December 14.
Four police cars and a forensic van arrived at the scene and cordoned off the common, close to the shops and a cash machine.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "The police were knocking on doors from around 5pm asking if anyone had seen anything.
"The have cordoned off the whole patch of grass - from the cash machine over to the other side - so I'm not sure if it's something to do with that. There are tyre marks in the grass so a car must have been involved."
They added: "The police were here all night so they are taking it pretty seriously whatever it is."
Police have not confirmed the nature of the investigation.
A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 7.05pm on Thursday, 14 December to reports of a disturbance outside an address on Brocklehurst Avenue in Macclesfield.
"Officers attended and the circumstances around the incident are under investigation."