Armed Police Raid Flat In Manchester City Centre

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Armed police and ‘special forces’ are currently raiding a flat in Manchester City Centre in the wake of one of the the UK’s most deadliest and barbaric terrorist attacks.

The raid is currently taking place at Granby Row, near to Sackville Street, close to Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly train stations.

A rumour circulating on Twitter suggests that police are raiding Flat 39 on the third floor in particular.

Police, ambulance, and fire services are currently at the scene as well British soldiers, likely to be special forces.

The use of possible special forces in a raid seems to be the first example of the rise from severe to critical in the UK’s terror threat level.

There are also reports of police going into the flat with medical equipment.

Though little is known about the raid as of yet, resident Louise Bolotin, a freelance journalist who was first on the scene, claims she was leaving the building due to a fire alarm when she was greeted by armed police carrying ‘machine guns’ ordering them out.

The news comes as armed police continue to raid numerous properties in the Greater Manchester area following Monday night’s attack, which left 22 people dead and over 100 with injuries.

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The attacker, Salman Abedi, a Manchester native of Libyan origin, was thought not to be working alone – and police and intelligence services are doing all they can to track down his connections.


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Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.