Parents thanked for 'brave actions' as man charged with having knife at Wigan borough school

A man alleged to have been carrying a knife outside a Wigan borough school has been charged by police.
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Emergency services were called to St George’s Central Primary School in Tyldesley on Friday afternoon, as pupils were being collected at the end of the day.

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Parents were able to disarm a man carrying a knife and restrained him until police arrived.

St George's Central CE Primary SchoolSt George's Central CE Primary School
St George's Central CE Primary School
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A man has now been charged by police investigating what happened.

A police spokesman said: “Anthony Hughes (46), of Darlington Street, Tyldesley, has been charged by local neighbourhood officers with single counts of possession of a bladed article and affray, and has been remanded in custody ahead of an appearance before Wigan & Leigh Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

"We thank the brave actions of the members of the public who detained him prior to his arrest by police, after reports of a man with a bladed weapon close to the school grounds of a primary school on Darlington Street.”