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.