Police raid Manchester hotel after traffic incident involving child

Police raid Manchester hotel after traffic incident involving child

An “ongoing” police operation is being reported at the Ibis Budget Hotel in Manchester, with mass armed police presence and reports of disturbing screams and people covered in blood. Ambulances were seen arriving at the scene.

The police operation has been underway in the Ibis Budget Hotel in Salford Quays in Greater Manchester.

Armed police reportedly entered the building at around 9:30pm local time, The Manchester Evening News reported, citing witnesses. Some 15 police cars and at least three ambulances were seen outside the hotel.

Police told The Manchester Evening News the incident involved a traffic road collision where a child was hurt.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Twitter that a child had died in the incident, while not revealing any details of the deadly collision.

“Police responding to collision involving young boy near Ibis hotel in Salford. Boy has sadly died at the scene. Enquiries ongoing,” police wrote.

Earlier, reports said a woman covered in blood was seen on the scene and that a 17-month-old child had been hit.

Police said in a statement that they responded to reports of a “serious collision involving a child in a car park on Trafford Road,” adding that an investigation by Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) is ongoing.


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