Boy of 16 held over gunpoint robbery

A boy of 16 has been arrested after two teenagers were threatened at gunpoint in Manchester.

The teenagers were approached in Plymouth Grove, near Swinton Grove Park, at about 22:30 GMT on Wednesday.

One of the teenagers, 17, had a firearm thrust in her face. She handed over two mobile phones and the robber fled towards the park.

A boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled firearm and robbery, police said.

He is also being questioned on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

A ball-bearing gun and stolen items were also recovered when he was arrested, police said.

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