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Woman found gagged outside burning home

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was found gagged outside her house which was on fire.

At around half-past-eight last night, police and the Fire Service were called to an address on Swayfield Avenue in Longsight.

A woman was found with her mouth bound by tape on the bay window roof of the house. She was rescued by the Fire Service. The fire in the house was then put out.

The victim reported that three men had broken into her house, one armed with a gun and demanded money.

Superintendent Dave Pester from GMP’s City of Manchester Team said:

A dedicated team of Detectives are committed to this investigation to find out what happened. We are keen to hear from anyone who might have seen anything unusual in the area.

This was a terrifying experience for the victim, our specialist officers are supporting her.

I would like to reassure the community that an incident of this nature is highly unusual and we are doing all that we can to get to the bottom of it.

– Superintendent Dave Pester
  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting the reference number 1971 of 23/01/2017 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111