Police hunting a suspected armed robber who went on the run from Manchester Airport on have made an arrest
August 29, 2012, 1:31 pm
Police hunting a suspected armed robber who went on the run from Manchester Airport on have made an arrest.
On 6 July 2012 police launched a manhunt after a suspected armed robber went on the run at Manchester Airport.
The suspect escaped after previously arranging to meet police officers at Terminal One.
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In the latest incident, which occurred at about 9.30pm on Sunday 26 August 2012, police were called by staff at the North Manchester General Hospital after a man was admitted with a gunshot wound to the chest.
The man, in his 30s, was driven to the hospital in what is believed to be a dark-coloured BMW. Ambulance staff helped the victim out of the car which then drove off towards the Crumpsall area.
The man is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
At this stage, the location of where the shooting happened or the circumstances leading up to it have not yet been established.
Detectives from GMP’s Major Incident Team are continuing to investigate this shooting.
Detective Inspector Terry Crompton, of the Major Incident Team, said: “In the days since this shooting we have been painstakingly piecing together the circumstances.
“Shots have been fired at a man, almost certainly in one of our communities, and that is always extremely troubling.
“I want to stress that we are continuing to do everything we can to get to the bottom of exactly what has gone on so we can find whoever is responsible and take whatever weapon they have off the streets.
“I would ask that the public help us with our investigation. Clearly someone will know where this gun was fired and why, and so I would appeal to them to come forward and speak to us, in confidence if needed.”
The injured man has now been arrested on suspicion of robbery following a raid at an Asda store in Oldham during October 2011.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Major Incident Team on 0161 856 4711, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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