Armed robbers storm Mecca Bingo hall in Breightmet

The Bolton News: Police have swooped on Mecca Bingo in Breightmet Police have swooped on Mecca Bingo in Breightmet

A BINGO hall in Breightmet was stormed by armed robbers, according to terrified witnesses.

Hundreds of players were inside Mecca Bingo in Breightmet Fold Lane when they heard a loud bang in the foyer at about 7pm.

One player, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "We heard a really loud bang and a scuffle.

"I don't what the bang was but we all heard it. There were police everywhere.

"No one knew what was going on. We were told to wait inside.

"Sunday's the busiest night here. It's absolutely packed."

Police insist no gunshots were fired and no one was hurt.

A police spokesman said: "The only thing we can confirm is that no gunshots were fired. We cannot comment any further at this stage."

It is not the first time Mecca Bingo Breightmet has been targeted by robbers.

In October 2012, two men armed with a handgun and a knife demanded cash from staff.

People inside the hall have been told they can leave via a side entrance.

A member of staff was treated for shock by paramedics on the scene.

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8:21pm Sun 13 Jul 14

katiedillon1985 says...

There is no e in follow... Do you not use spell check?
There is no e in follow... Do you not use spell check? katiedillon1985
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9:00pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Foyley says...

Not gonna miss out on the national paramedics in at 8:30 back playing 8:45 lol
Not gonna miss out on the national paramedics in at 8:30 back playing 8:45 lol Foyley
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9:01pm Sun 13 Jul 14

kimnorthwest says...

katiedillon1985 wrote:
There is no e in follow... Do you not use spell check?
Does it matter? A robbery has happened and you comment on the spelling?!! Sad!
[quote][p][bold]katiedillon1985[/bold] wrote: There is no e in follow... Do you not use spell check?[/p][/quote]Does it matter? A robbery has happened and you comment on the spelling?!! Sad! kimnorthwest
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9:35pm Sun 13 Jul 14

MrUpton says...

Briegthmet Battleaxes Beat off Bolton Armed Burglers with Bingo Cards.

Now that's a headline Bolton News.
Briegthmet Battleaxes Beat off Bolton Armed Burglers with Bingo Cards. Now that's a headline Bolton News. MrUpton
  • Score: -28

7:46am Mon 14 Jul 14

mililly says...

I cant believe all of the stupud comments on here which have no relevance at all in the robbery at mecca. Always some idiot that brings rascism into it. Pathetic..
I cant believe all of the stupud comments on here which have no relevance at all in the robbery at mecca. Always some idiot that brings rascism into it. Pathetic.. mililly
  • Score: 14

9:11am Mon 14 Jul 14

babyjack says...

I don't think some of your comments are very nice.my sister and some of my friend was working their last night on the desk and someone could of hurt.you should think before comment on it the
I don't think some of your comments are very nice.my sister and some of my friend was working their last night on the desk and someone could of hurt.you should think before comment on it the babyjack
  • Score: 5

9:05pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Percy Thrower says...

babyjack wrote:
I don't think some of your comments are very nice.my sister and some of my friend was working their last night on the desk and someone could of hurt.you should think before comment on it the
Glad they never got hurt Jack, hopefully that the gun is either fake or decommissioned.

Some of the idiots on here need a reality check, go get a job working for G4S cash in transit, then have yourselves transferred to Glasgow or London and just wait for your turn to come face to face with a robber who has a real gun.
[quote][p][bold]babyjack[/bold] wrote: I don't think some of your comments are very nice.my sister and some of my friend was working their last night on the desk and someone could of hurt.you should think before comment on it the[/p][/quote]Glad they never got hurt Jack, hopefully that the gun is either fake or decommissioned. Some of the idiots on here need a reality check, go get a job working for G4S cash in transit, then have yourselves transferred to Glasgow or London and just wait for your turn to come face to face with a robber who has a real gun. Percy Thrower
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11:23pm Tue 15 Jul 14

babyjack says...

Percy Thrower wrote:
babyjack wrote:
I don't think some of your comments are very nice.my sister and some of my friend was working their last night on the desk and someone could of hurt.you should think before comment on it the
Glad they never got hurt Jack, hopefully that the gun is either fake or decommissioned.

Some of the idiots on here need a reality check, go get a job working for G4S cash in transit, then have yourselves transferred to Glasgow or London and just wait for your turn to come face to face with a robber who has a real gun.
Thankyou for comment i really happy that someone took their time to write a nice comment.the other people are just internet trolls and nothing better to do and write nasty comments the people who was working that nite had family and it could been a lot worse so think before you write.x
[quote][p][bold]Percy Thrower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babyjack[/bold] wrote: I don't think some of your comments are very nice.my sister and some of my friend was working their last night on the desk and someone could of hurt.you should think before comment on it the[/p][/quote]Glad they never got hurt Jack, hopefully that the gun is either fake or decommissioned. Some of the idiots on here need a reality check, go get a job working for G4S cash in transit, then have yourselves transferred to Glasgow or London and just wait for your turn to come face to face with a robber who has a real gun.[/p][/quote]Thankyou for comment i really happy that someone took their time to write a nice comment.the other people are just internet trolls and nothing better to do and write nasty comments the people who was working that nite had family and it could been a lot worse so think before you write.x babyjack
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