Man arrested over failed raid on Greater Manchester Police Museum
- 28 February 2013
- From the section Manchester
A man has been arrested after attempting to break into a police museum in Manchester.
Officers were called to the Greater Manchester Police Museum on Newton Street at around 01:00 GMT on Tuesday after receiving reports of a break-in.
A spokeswoman said a window had been smashed and an attempt had been made to gain access via the back door.
She said a man who was spoken to at the scene was later recognised on CCTV and arrested in the Cheetham area.
The museum, opened in 1981, is housed in a former police station which was built in 1879.