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'Man with gun' locks himself in house with woman in Oldham

Neighbouring homes on Pemberton Way in Shaw have been evacuated while officers are speaking to the armed man Photo: MEN Syndication

A man armed with a gun has reportedly locked himself in a house in Oldham with a woman inside.

Neighbouring homes on Pemberton Way in Shaw have been evacuated while officers are speaking to the armed man, police confirmed.

A young child and a baby were also in the house when police were called to the house at 3.15am today (Tuesday), but they are now safely out of the property.

A police spokesman said:

“Shortly before 3.15am on Tuesday, July 25, police were called to reports that a man armed with a gun had locked himself in an address on Pemberton Way in Shaw, Oldham.“Officers are in attendance and are attempting to engage with the man at the scene.“A woman and two children were reported to also be in the property however the children are now safely out of the address.“As a precaution a number of nearby properties are being evacuated.”

– Greater Manchester Police spokesman