Police raided a house in Breightmet and discovered a number of weapons.

Officers descended on the house on Mobberley Road in Breightmet last night, with the street being blocked off as police carried out their investigations.

Police vehicles remained on the scene this morning, including tactical aid units and a crime scene investigation van. 

Most of the vehicles left at around midday, with one police car left on the scene. 

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed that officers recovered "several weapons" from the house. 

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A spokesman for GMP said: "Police officers executed a warrant on Mobberley Road in Bolton.

“They recovered several weapons. 

“It is standard procedure when we discover weapons for armed response to attend to ensure it is safe. 

“There is no risk to the wider public.” 

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One resident said: “Police pulled up last night at around 8pm. 

“They were still there at midnight and then were still there this morning. 

“They stayed all night. 

“There were loads, it was about three or four undercover cars that showed up, and a good few police cars.” 

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She added: “No one could walk past. They wouldn’t let anyone through. 

“It was a bit mad. The kids woke up and our daughter was quite scared.” 

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The resident also said that when police arrived, many people came out of their houses, "around 30" people - she said "you couldn't move". 

One other resident said: "Last night they were not letting people through. 

"I wasn't allowed outside of my house, 

"We didn't see it until later on, I didn't hear anything as I was at the back running errands. 

"Then the doorbell went off, I went to come out and saw it all, but the police told me to go back inside." 

Another said: "At around 8pm it was cordoned off, armed police and vans and cars were there."