MAN ARMED WITH MEAT CLEAVER IN SCHOOL GROUNDS

‘LOCK­DOWN’ DRAMA AS IN­CI­DENT FILMED

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By RE­BECCA DAY re­[email protected]­i­tymir­ror.com @Re­bec­ca­DayMEN

A SCHOOL was said to have gone into lock­down af­ter a man bran­dish­ing a meat cleaver was seen pac­ing up and down out­side.

Ter­ri­fy­ing footage shows the mo­ment he walked up and down out­side the school can­teen in Wythen­shawe.

The in­ci­dent was filmed at Ne­wall Green High School in Wythen­shawe yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

A par­ent claimed the school was ‘put on lock­down’ dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

Of­fi­cers rushed to the Green­brow Road site at around 1.20pm fol­low­ing re­ports a man with a blade was ‘mak­ing threats.’

It is un­der­stood an ar­rest has been made, a po­lice spokes­woman said.

The par­ent of a child at the school said: “My son rang me from school.

“I man­aged to speak to the deputy head.

“She said they were all a bit scared. He didn’t man­age to get in­side the school.

“He was out­side the can­teen.

“They were all safe. The school was on lock­down. He was ar­rested.”

The par­ent’s child watched the drama un­fold be­fore his eyes while he was in the can­teen.

Of­fi­cers are un­der­stood to have ‘chased’ the man with the ma­chete be­fore de­tain­ing him.

A spokes­woman for GMP said: “We have got re­ports of a man with a meat cleaver mak­ing threats at around 1.20pm. No­body was in­jured.”

She said an ar­rest is be­lieved to have been made.

The school and Manch­ester coun­cil have been con­tacted for com­ment.

She said they were all a bit scared. He didn’t man­age to get in­side the school Par­ent of pupil

The man filmed with a cleaver in Ne­wall Green High School play­ground

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