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Update re Hindley incident
Sunday 4th January, 2009

At 1.20am on Sunday 4 January 2009, police went into the house on Hereford Road, Hindley.

Officers discovered two men in the loft space. One man was subdued with a Taser to allow officers to detain him in a safe and controlled manner.

They were taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Superintendent Peter Matthews of Wigan police station said: “Thankfully incidents such as these are extremely rare however Greater Manchester Police has a full team of experts trained to deal with situations like this.

“I am pleased this has been resolved without injury and I want to praise the efforts of all the officers and partner agencies involved.

“I would also like to thank the local residents for their support and cooperation.”

Two men aged 31 and 34 years old were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. The 31-year-old man has since been released without charge, the 34-year-old man remains in police custody for questioning.


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