False alarm drama

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RESIDENTS stood open mouthed when three GMP Armed Police Unit Range Rovers roared into a quiet street in Standish as the force’s helicopter circled above.

Officers were responding to reports that three armed men had been seen in Collingwood Street on Wednesday evening, but no suspects were found.

Police attend an incident in Standish

Police attend an incident in Standish

It was later revealed that a 42 year old man, believed to have made the call to police, was detained under the auspices of the Mental Health Act.