Armed police storm wrong house in Manchester during raids

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Media captionOfficers have said sorry after raiding the wrong house in a shooting investigation

Armed police stormed into the wrong house during raids following three shootings in Manchester.

Officers smashed through the front door of the property in North Road, Clayton, on Thursday while a mother and her six-year-old son were inside.

Mustapha Motunrayo, 45, told the Manchester Evening News: "I was so scared. I saw 10 or 15 men with guns."

Greater Manchester Police apologised and said it "will ensure any damage to the property is repaired".

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Image caption Mustapha Motunrayo said she held her son when officers "kept banging"

The force carried out a number of raids as part of an investigation into three shootings in Harpurhey and Crumpsall between Sunday and Monday.

Officers had been following up intelligence about two houses in Clayton when Ms Motunrayo's property was searched.

She said: "They just kept banging so I just held my son."

Ch Insp Mark Dexter said: "When officers entered one address it was discovered to be unconnected to the investigation.

"Officers have apologised to the occupants and will ensure any damage to the property is repaired."

Six men have been arrested for offences including attempted murder and possession of firearms.

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Image caption Greater Manchester Police said it "will ensure any damage to the property is repaired"

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