Wigan surgery on lockdown

Shevington surgery
Shevington surgery

A man has been detained after a Wigan surgery was placed on lockdown this morning amid reports of a gun.

Police were called to reports that a man was making threats to other people at Shevington Surgery, on Houghton Lane, Shevington, shortly after 10am today.

The incident occurred in Houghton Lane

The incident occurred in Houghton Lane

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The building was placed on lockdown with nobody allowed in or out until officers arrived.

A message seen by Wigan Today from inside the surgery said: "A man has jumped the counter and shouted at the receptionist. He threatened to come back with a gun and stormed out. Then they locked the surgery and are waiting on police."

The man left a short time later. Police attended, but say at no point during the incident was a weapon seen.

A 35-year-old man was later detained at a nearby address under the Mental Health Act.

Dr Michael Pollard, from Shevington Surgery, said: "There was an incident this morning that required the practice to be on lockdown for a period of time.

"The matter was dealt with swiftly by police and we would like to assure you that all staff and patients are safe.

"The practice is now back open and delivering services as usual so please come in if you have an appointment today."