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Hunt for robber in Spiderman mask

CCTV shows the robber wearing a distinctive Spiderman mask. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

An armed robber who hid his face behind a Spiderman mask terrified staff and customers at a pub in Manchester.

The robbery took place as the Gardener's Arms on Edge Lane, Droylsden, was about to close, at about 11.55pm on Tuesday night.

Police say three men burst into the venue and a man with a hammer threatened staff and demanded cash, while the man in the Spiderman mask brandished a machete at customers. The three men left with cash.

Detective Sergeant Phil Parker said: "This was a terrifying experience for all affected. The robbers were armed and had thought out how to carry out this crime.

"They need to be caught.

"We have released the image of the man with the distinctive Spiderman mask to appeal to witnesses or anyone who may have vital information."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 8346 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.