Thug’s threat to ‘shoot customers’
A THUG ‘went berserk in a city centre restaurant, battering fellow customers with a heavy gold chain and threatening to shoot them’, an eyewitness claims.
The terrifying incident is said to have unfolded at Turtle Bay on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter on Saturday night.
The offender, said to be a man in his 20s, got into an argument after he tried to buy a drink for a young woman in the Caribbean bar and was rejected, it is believed.
The M.E.N. has been told the man sparked a brawl involving as many as 20 people. It is understood staff at Turtle Bay first called police at around 11.45pm, but the man had fled by the time officers arrived. However, it is believed a suspect was arrested after returning to the scene in a black Audi that was pursued by police.
An eyewitness said: “The man took his gold chain off and was hitting customers within the venue.
“Then he was threatening he was going to come back with a gun and shoot everyone. A doorman was injured, he was punched in the face. A girl and a boy had cuts to the face but luckily no one was seriously hurt.”
Turtle Bay declined to comment when contacted by the M.E.N.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said police were called to reports of ‘verbal threats’ but could not confirm further details.