United star’s brother ‘robbed by gun­men’ in cafe raid for cars

MEN TAKEN TO HOSPI­TAL AF­TER TER­RI­FY­ING ORDEAL

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By PAUL BRIT­TON

UNITED star Mar­cus Rash­ford’s brother was taken to hospi­tal af­ter he was at­tacked and robbed by a gun-tot­ing gang in a Moss Side cafe, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Dane Rash­ford, Mar­cus’s older brother, was said to be with Tyler Alexan­der-Arnold, brother of Liver­pool de­fender Trent AlexanderArnold, at the time.

He was also in­jured and taken to hospi­tal – and the gang of three men re­port­edly es­caped with his white Range Rover.

The friends were left blood­ied and bruised, but po­lice said their in­juries were not thought to be se­ri­ous. A po­lice cor­don was put up around the Lit­tle­rock Caribbean take­away and restau­rant on Princess Road af­ter the in­ci­dent.

Of­fi­cers said the gang of three were armed with a sus­pected shot­gun, a ma­chete and a base­ball bat.

They stormed in­side the restau­rant at 10.30am on Satur­day, threat­ened peo­ple in­side and de­manded they hand over per­sonal be­long­ings and car keys. A white BMW 3-se­ries Supt Mark Dex­ter was also taken and the gang es­caped with Dane Rash­ford’s watch, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. Four men and two teenagers were ar­rested and ques­tioned on sus­pi­cion of rob­bery.

Supt Mark Dex­ter said: “Thank­fully no one was se­ri­ously in­jured, but the vic­tims have been left un­der­stand­ably shaken fol­low­ing this in­ci­dent. It is thanks to the swift ac­tion of our of­fi­cers that we now have six men in cus­tody, but this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still very much on­go­ing.”

Shortly af­ter the rob­bery the Range Rover was found on Bowland Drive in Fal­low­field.

Dane, left, and Mar­cus Rash­ford

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