Drama as armed po­lice raid house

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

NEIGH­BOURS were left ter­ri­fied when armed po­lice raided a house in Hurds­field.

There were dra­matic scenes on Gar­den Street, in Hurds­field, on Mon­day when at just af­ter 10am po­lice ve­hi­cles pulled up on the road and armed of­fi­cers stormed one of the houses.

Neigh­bours on the ter­raced street were or­dered to stay in their homes as of­fi­cers raided the house.

Three peo­ple were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of pos­sess­ing a firearm or imi­ta­tion firearm with in­tent to cause fear of vi­o­lence.

They were all later re­leased with­out charge.

One neigh­bour, who has lived in the road for 15 years but did not want to be named, said: “It was re­ally scary.

“Two of the big po­lice ve­hi­cles parked up in the street.

“One was right out­side my house so I went to the win­dow to see what was go­ing on.

“Po­lice were telling ev­ery­one to stay in­side.

“I couldn’t be­lieve what I was see­ing.

“There were po­lice in full black body ar­mour with shields and big guns and tasers, and more of­fi­cers with Al­sa­tians round the back. They were ev­ery­where.

“Then I heard a loud bang and shout­ing as the po­lice got in­side the house. It was a com­plete shock. There have been a cou­ple of raids on the street over the years, but this was ter­ri­fy­ing.

“You don’t ex­pect to see po­lice with guns out­side your house, maybe in Amer­ica but not Macclesfield.”

A po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of a dis­tur­bance at an ad­dress on Gar­den Street. Armed of­fi­cers at­tended and a cor­don was put in place as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure.

“This is be­lieved to have been an iso­lated in­ci­dent.”

●● Po­lice raided a house on Gar­den Street in Hurds­field

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