Man arrested after two threatened with a gun
A MAN has been arrested after two people were threatened with a gun.
It came after police were called to reports of a ‘disturbance’ on Enfield Street, in Pemberton, Wigan, on Friday night.
GMP say ‘specialist’ officers attended the scene and ‘established that a man had confronted a man and a woman with a gun’.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
No one was injured during the incident.
Det Insp Neil Lawless said:
“We will not tolerate this kind of offending on our streets and will do everything in our power to see those who so recklessly flout the law brought to justice.
“Though the gun wasn’t fired, the severity of this incident should not be underestimated and I hope this arrest demonstrates to the people of Wigan and Greater Manchester just how fast we will act in order to identify those who endanger the lives of others.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7216 quoting incident number 2779 of 27/12/19, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Armed officers at the scene in Wigan on Friday night