Women threatened with gun in Wythenshawe






Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman was threatened with a gun in Wythenshawe.

Around 11.35pm on Monday 8 February a group of men, who were armed with a machete, an iron bar and a shotgun, entered the communal area of a block of flats on Hockley Road and began to kick a door through.

When a 24-year-old woman answered the door, one of the fugitives threatened her with the gun before discharging it in to the hallway of her address. The men then fled in the direction of Firbank Road, on foot.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has knowledge relating to a small silver car, which was in the area the night before the incident and for several days after it, as it may be linked to the crime.

Detective Inspector Nicholas Haigh of the South Manchester division has said “Fortunately the woman was not hurt, but she was threatened with a gun and this was very distressing for her. We understand the community will be alarmed by this incident and we have extra patrols in the area to offer some reassurance”.

Mr. Haigh also went on to say “If you have any information about what happened, don’t hesitate to speak to an officer. We are not linking this to any other recent shootings in the Manchester area and we do not think that there is a wider threat to the community”.


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