Manchester woman found gagged on burning house roof

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Image caption Raiders gagged the woman in a house on Swayfield Avenue in Longsight

A woman has been found by firefighters gagged on the bay window roof of her burning house after an armed raid on her home.

Police said the victim escaped out of an upstairs bedroom after three raiders broke into the house on Swayfield Avenue, Longsight, Manchester.

The offenders, one of whom had a gun, bound the victim's mouth with tape and demanded cash in the raid at about 20:30 GMT on Sunday.

Police described it as "terrifying".

Supt Dave Pester of Greater Manchester Police said it was a "terrifying experience for the victim" and specialist officers were supporting her.

He said a "dedicated team of detectives" were committed to the investigation to find out what happened and appealed for anyone with information to contact the force.

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