Police arrested a man on suspicion of assault after an incident in Farnworth following a large scale emergency response.

Officers, including those from the tactical aid unit,  were called to Hesketh Walk off Fredrick Street last night.

They were joined by the fire service.

A large cordon was put in place.

A GMP spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a man was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

"He remains in custody at the moment."

Area of Farnworth cordoned off as emergency services called

The Bolton News: The scene last night in FarnworthThe scene last night in Farnworth

Farnworth station manager Kieran Gillam said: “We stood by to assist the police.

“There was no fire.”

One nearby resident said the incident happened around 9pm

She said: “There weren’t a lot of people out as police had sealed it off.

“It is normally quiet around here.”

Another nearby resident said: “I noticed the police were outside just before 9pm.

“There were fire fighters and everyone else here.

“I saw loads of people outside, the flats were evacuated.”

One neighbour said: "I noticed the TAU unit vans going by my house early evening "The emergency services were extremely professional and kept everything very low key. I am proud of the way it was handled and glad that it did not escalate further."

Pictures from the scene show police in protective gear and helmets, alongside firefighters and other officers.

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