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Reports of 'gunman in the area' in Levenshulme

Police have closed off parts of Stockport Road in Levenshulme after reports of 'a gunman in the area'. Armed police have been seen combing the area.

Officers were called to Carrill Grove, a side road next to the Subway store on Stockport Road, at 3.30pm this afternoon.

A man had called police saying there was a man with a gun outside his house on Carrill Grove. Police are currently searching the area - residents being asked to stay indoors.

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Man jailed after stashing guns at parents' home

A man has been jailed for nine years after stashing pistols, a silencer and ammunition at his elderly parents' home in Moston.

Anthony Filz hid a gun used by the Czechoslovakian army in the 1960s inside a rucksack. The bag also contained a self-loading pistol.

Anthony Filz hid the guns inside a rucksack. Credit: GMP
Police found over 200 ammunition rounds of varying calibre. Credit: GMP
This Czech Skorpion can fire 1,000 rounds per minute. Credit: GMP
A Reck Miami Model 92f self-loading pistol. Credit: GMP

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Call for Manchester to 'ignore' EDL demo

An EDL demonstrator in Rochdale in 2011 Credit: pa

Civic and community leaders have published a letter calling on the people of Manchester to 'ignore' the EDL protest this weekend. The pressure group will gather in the city centre on Saturday.

Police Commissioner Tony Lloyd and and the Bishop of Manchester are amongst the people who've signed the letter. A vigil will also be held at Manchester Cathedral later.

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