Prisoners On Run in Manchester After Gang Attacks Jail Van
Two inmates are on the run in Manchester after they were sprung from a prison van by an armed gang.
The prisoners were “taken out” of the vehicle by a number of “armed masked men”, Greater Manchester Police said.
Officers were called to Trinity Way following reports of a jail van being attacked shortly before 8.30am.
The gang made off in a Saab, which was found abandoned in Barrow Street in Islington, Salford, a short time later.
A security guard was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Detective Sergeant Paul Copplestone said: “We are sure that this incident was witnessed by many people at a very busy time of the morning.
“The Saab was driven off towards the M602 motorway.
“We would urge witnesses to contact us.”
:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 872 5050 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 .