Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Armed with Machine Guns Swoop on Suspected Robbery Gang

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Armed with Machine Guns Swoop on Suspected Robbery Gang

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POLICE armed with machine guns and Tasers swooped on a gang of robbery suspects in broad daylight.

Officers kitted out with the weapons - which also included handguns - stopped a stolen red Land Rover on Platt Lane in Fallowfield just before midday yesterday.

The team - many wearing bandanas, caps and sunglasses covering their faces - struck in an operation tackling a gang of suspected robbers and made five arrests at the scene.

Platt Lane was closed off at the junction of Yew Tree Road while police continued to investigate.

An eyewitness told the M.E.N. he saw the men being bundled into the back of a police car.

He said: "There was a big crack. I'm not sure what it was. Nobody seems to be injured."

Police said no gunshots were reported and it was not being treated as a firearms incident. …

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