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Manchester, England - Update: Teenagers Arrested After Gun Attack Near Yeshiva

Published on: July 1, 2012 05:03 PM
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Manchester, England - Two 17 year old boys from Broughton, Manchester, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing and discharging a firearm after an incident in the early hours of this morning when a gun was fired at the Yeshiva in Upper Park Road, Broughton.

The incident is not being treated as a hate crime or anti-Semitic.

No one was injured in the attack in the area of the Shaarei Torah Yehiva in the mainly Jewish area of Broughton Park at around 2am this morning.

Astatement issued this evening by Greater Manchester Police said that investigations are ongoing and both boys are in police custody for questioning.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said: “There are increased police patrols in the area and we are working with the local community, partners and the CST to reassure the community. It is believed at this time, the incident does not relate to terrorism, the ongoing terrorism trial or organised crime activity.”

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