Armed police called to ‘kidnap’ in Hattersley

ARMED police descended on Hattersley as an alleged kidnap incident saw a man take to the roof of a house.

People living on Tawton Avenue found themselves at the centre of an operation which saw specialist officers attend along with the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force’s helicopter.A video of the chaos circulated on social media as what is believed to have been a domestic incident attracted the response.

Initial reports claimed a man in a car was deliberately trying to run people over.

A GMP spokesman confirmed a man took to a rooftop before he was eventually arrested on Chapman Road, about a mile away. He was later released with no further action.

They said: “A man was on the roof for a short time before coming down voluntarily.

“Police were called at about 8.40pm on Tuesday, May 19 to reports of a man in a car trying to run people over on Tawton Avenue in Hattersley.

“Further reports were made that the man had kidnapped a woman and was in possession of a firearm at an address on the street.

“Specialist officers were deployed to the scene and a man in his 20s was arrested a short time later on Chapman Road on suspicion of kidnap and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear.

“No injuries have been reported and a cordon was in place at the scene as investigators began their enquiries.

“No-one has been charged. The man who was arrested has been released with no further action.

Enquiries are ongoing.”

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