Six arrested after man threatens Halliwell pub worker with gun

Six arrested after man threatens Halliwell pub worker with gun

Six arrested after man threatens Halliwell pub worker with gun

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SIX people have been arrested after a pub worker was threatened with a gun in a row over a fruit machine.

The alarm was raised by a worker at The Claremont Arms in Halliwell Road, Halliwell, on Monday at 9.40pm after a man brandished a gun.

The incident happened after the bar worker asked the group, who were playing on a fruit machine, to buy a drink.

They refused and one of the men revealed what is thought to have been a gun.

They then walked off.

Police have now arrested six people, boys and men aged between 15 and 26, on suspicion of firearms offences.

Five have been bailed pending police investigations, and a sixth person is still in custody.

Police said the weapon has been seized and is being forensically tested.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 0161 856 5761.

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7:07pm Tue 18 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

Halliwell yet again....... So much for we only want the brightest & the best yet again.... It cant be hidden anymore whats happening. Labour hang your heads in shame you have destroyed this Country for your own purposes. You are finished in the next few elections......
Halliwell yet again....... So much for we only want the brightest & the best yet again.... It cant be hidden anymore whats happening. Labour hang your heads in shame you have destroyed this Country for your own purposes. You are finished in the next few elections...... thomas222
  • Score: 44

7:17pm Tue 18 Mar 14

George X says...

Halliwell , ticking time bomb....
Halliwell , ticking time bomb.... George X
  • Score: 37

7:44pm Tue 18 Mar 14

hoping4peace says...

the claremont is the best pub on the road, very well run and a great atmosphere.
ive been in countless times since it changed its name and never seen any trouble
the claremont is the best pub on the road, very well run and a great atmosphere. ive been in countless times since it changed its name and never seen any trouble hoping4peace
  • Score: 10

9:07pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Halliwell is a dumping ground,

Should rename is SCALLIWELL or HALLAKOSIVA.

Too many off licences, not enough pubs.
Halliwell is a dumping ground, Should rename is SCALLIWELL or HALLAKOSIVA. Too many off licences, not enough pubs. Jim271
  • Score: 18

10:52pm Tue 18 Mar 14

steveG says...

Is this really happening in Bolton ?. Sounds more like goings on in the third world. Perhaps a more visible police presence is required in what it would appear is a very troubled part of our community.
Is there no council official,representin
g this lawless area,who should,perhaps be taking responsibility?.
Is this really happening in Bolton ?. Sounds more like goings on in the third world. Perhaps a more visible police presence is required in what it would appear is a very troubled part of our community. Is there no council official,representin g this lawless area,who should,perhaps be taking responsibility?. steveG
  • Score: 16

12:29am Wed 19 Mar 14

boltonboywonder says...

It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)
It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :) boltonboywonder
  • Score: -23

7:43am Wed 19 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

boltonboywonder wrote:
It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)
Go into any pub in Halliwell & ask the locals what their feelings are regarding the area being given as a transit area for third world immigration with no care for the locals from a Council who have betrayed their own. Not racist & not snobbery its a fact that immigration is out of control in certain areas in this Town.
[quote][p][bold]boltonboywonder[/bold] wrote: It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)[/p][/quote]Go into any pub in Halliwell & ask the locals what their feelings are regarding the area being given as a transit area for third world immigration with no care for the locals from a Council who have betrayed their own. Not racist & not snobbery its a fact that immigration is out of control in certain areas in this Town. thomas222
  • Score: 21

8:18am Wed 19 Mar 14

Wolfie190 says...

boltonboywonder wrote:
It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)
Just checkout the news more, many of the British people left round there are feral criminals then import a load of third world criminals and you have the present Halliwell most other parts of Bolton are not much better Bolton is a dumping ground.
[quote][p][bold]boltonboywonder[/bold] wrote: It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)[/p][/quote]Just checkout the news more, many of the British people left round there are feral criminals then import a load of third world criminals and you have the present Halliwell most other parts of Bolton are not much better Bolton is a dumping ground. Wolfie190
  • Score: 12

8:50am Wed 19 Mar 14

marco999 says...

Rightmove is usually a reliable indicator of how desirable an area is to live in. Just had a quick look and it's possible to buy a 2 bedroom terraced house for well under 50 k in Halliwell.
Rightmove is usually a reliable indicator of how desirable an area is to live in. Just had a quick look and it's possible to buy a 2 bedroom terraced house for well under 50 k in Halliwell. marco999
  • Score: 6

11:06am Wed 19 Mar 14

cliff4treasurer says...

boltonboywonder says...

It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)

Open your eyes or perhaps you also own a gun?
boltonboywonder says... It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :) Open your eyes or perhaps you also own a gun? cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 6

1:01pm Wed 19 Mar 14

DC Ferret says...

thomas222 wrote:
boltonboywonder wrote: It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)
Go into any pub in Halliwell & ask the locals what their feelings are regarding the area being given as a transit area for third world immigration with no care for the locals from a Council who have betrayed their own. Not racist & not snobbery its a fact that immigration is out of control in certain areas in this Town.
'immigration is out of control in certain areas of this town? Apart from the need to prove this statment is true, it would be worthwhile explaining exactly what it means, it is nonsensical and merely aims to promote hatred and racism. Do you actually mean immigrants are out of control? Again, there is no mention of race in the story, so how do you arrive at your opinion? It seems obvious you have a nasty small minded provincial racist backwards agenda
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonboywonder[/bold] wrote: It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)[/p][/quote]Go into any pub in Halliwell & ask the locals what their feelings are regarding the area being given as a transit area for third world immigration with no care for the locals from a Council who have betrayed their own. Not racist & not snobbery its a fact that immigration is out of control in certain areas in this Town.[/p][/quote]'immigration is out of control in certain areas of this town? Apart from the need to prove this statment is true, it would be worthwhile explaining exactly what it means, it is nonsensical and merely aims to promote hatred and racism. Do you actually mean immigrants are out of control? Again, there is no mention of race in the story, so how do you arrive at your opinion? It seems obvious you have a nasty small minded provincial racist backwards agenda DC Ferret
  • Score: -23

1:19pm Wed 19 Mar 14

bigbob123 says...

SH1T HOLE
SH1T HOLE bigbob123
  • Score: 10

1:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

DC Ferret wrote:
thomas222 wrote:
boltonboywonder wrote: It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)
Go into any pub in Halliwell & ask the locals what their feelings are regarding the area being given as a transit area for third world immigration with no care for the locals from a Council who have betrayed their own. Not racist & not snobbery its a fact that immigration is out of control in certain areas in this Town.
'immigration is out of control in certain areas of this town? Apart from the need to prove this statment is true, it would be worthwhile explaining exactly what it means, it is nonsensical and merely aims to promote hatred and racism. Do you actually mean immigrants are out of control? Again, there is no mention of race in the story, so how do you arrive at your opinion? It seems obvious you have a nasty small minded provincial racist backwards agenda
They were Hungarian gypsies unwanted even in their own Countrys & i know the lad who had the gun put to his head as it happens. Neither am i backward because the things that go on now in this area from all races is a complete joke. I live in Halliwell so please dont tell me what we see everyday isnt happening. Fools like you crying racist and shouting people down cannot face the truth. The place is out of control. Perhaps you could walk around the junction and streets around brownlow way / halliwell rd at night time after 10.00.
[quote][p][bold]DC Ferret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonboywonder[/bold] wrote: It's getting rather tiring hearing people slag off Halliwell like it's some shanty town. There are some great people living here. I moved to Bolton 14 years ago and have never had any problems. Those who slag it off are victims of their own snobbery, and racism, who live in their mortgaged to the hilt plastic houses whilst holding their noses in the air and living on jam sandwiches just so they can look good to the neighbours :)[/p][/quote]Go into any pub in Halliwell & ask the locals what their feelings are regarding the area being given as a transit area for third world immigration with no care for the locals from a Council who have betrayed their own. Not racist & not snobbery its a fact that immigration is out of control in certain areas in this Town.[/p][/quote]'immigration is out of control in certain areas of this town? Apart from the need to prove this statment is true, it would be worthwhile explaining exactly what it means, it is nonsensical and merely aims to promote hatred and racism. Do you actually mean immigrants are out of control? Again, there is no mention of race in the story, so how do you arrive at your opinion? It seems obvious you have a nasty small minded provincial racist backwards agenda[/p][/quote]They were Hungarian gypsies unwanted even in their own Countrys & i know the lad who had the gun put to his head as it happens. Neither am i backward because the things that go on now in this area from all races is a complete joke. I live in Halliwell so please dont tell me what we see everyday isnt happening. Fools like you crying racist and shouting people down cannot face the truth. The place is out of control. Perhaps you could walk around the junction and streets around brownlow way / halliwell rd at night time after 10.00. thomas222
  • Score: 24

10:13pm Wed 19 Mar 14

cranks says...

Sadly the same old story for the once proud population of halliwell that has been let down again and again by government policy on such things as youth crime.....if you want real change dont vote......
Sadly the same old story for the once proud population of halliwell that has been let down again and again by government policy on such things as youth crime.....if you want real change dont vote...... cranks
  • Score: 5

3:20pm Thu 20 Mar 14

BoltonLancs says...

DC Ferret, you ignorant, unknowing fool.!
DC Ferret, you ignorant, unknowing fool.! BoltonLancs
  • Score: 5

5:20pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bolton cat says...

D.C. Ferret hasn't got a clue !....14 years living here ?...I was born and bred here and I'm 53 !......and sadly it's a shithole !....I had one of these europeans willing to sell her daughter at xmas if I went in Bargain Booze and bought a bottle of Smirnoff !!!...come on ferrett wake up and smell the coffee man !
D.C. Ferret hasn't got a clue !....14 years living here ?...I was born and bred here and I'm 53 !......and sadly it's a shithole !....I had one of these europeans willing to sell her daughter at xmas if I went in Bargain Booze and bought a bottle of Smirnoff !!!...come on ferrett wake up and smell the coffee man ! bolton cat
  • Score: 4

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