Armed police raid property in Manchester's Gay Village as investigation continues after terror attack

Armed police raid property in Manchester linked with terror attack

A raid has taken place in central Manchester

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In an operation linked to the Manchester Arena attack, armed police have raided a property in central Manchester.

The raid took place in the Gay Village, which is in the heart of Manchester and near to university buildings, according to The Independent.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers have this afternoon carried out a search at an address in Manchester City Centre as part of the investigation into the horrific incident at Manchester Arena. That search is on-going.”

Witnesses have taken photos of the raid, which show both soldiers and police officers standing outside a block of flats named Granby House on Granby Row.

Those living in the building have commented on the situation. One resident, Lynne Deakin said, "Piccadilly station is two minutes walk away at the top of the road and the railway line runs three or four feet away from the back of this building. 

"I have always said that if you wanted, you could plant a bomb in the basement and take out the train line."

Earlier today (May 24) police closed a railway line which links the Piccadilly station with Oxford Road station.