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Police negotiating with Manchester crossbow man

Police and negotiators are trying to bring a safe end to an armed siege involving a man with a crossbow, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.

I would reassure the local community not to be overly alarmed by what is happening as highly trained officers are currently dealing with this incident.

We have put a cordon in place around the house as part of the co-ordinated police response that is normally implemented when an incident of this nature occurs.

As part of this, a small number of officers who are there are armed, but the main focus of our efforts is through the negotiating team.

– Superintendent Simon Retford

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Armed police surround house in crossbow siege

Armed police in Stretford Credit: Gregg Easteal

Armed police have surrounded a house in Stretford after a man armed with a crossbow threatened police and social workers and barricaded himself inside.

Police surround a house in Stretford Credit: Gregg Easteal

Police negotiators are also at the scene on North Lonsdale Street in Gorse Hill.

Police seal off Manchester street amid reports of siege involving man with crossbow Credit: Gregg Easteal

The stand-off between police and the unnamed man began yesterday evening and has continued through the night.

Ambulance parked just around corner from scene of crossbow siege Credit: Gregg Easteal
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Police threatened with crossbow in Stretford

Armed police have surrounded a house in Stretford after a man armed with a crossbow threatened police and social workers and barricaded himself inside.

Police negotiators are at the scene in the Gorse Hill area of Stretford.