A MAN has been arrested after a smoke bomb was thrown into a Radcliffe takeaway.

Armed officers and a police helicopter unit rushed to the scene on Ainsworth Road at around 11.10pm on Sunday, following reports that a man had pulled a gun inside the Peri Planet takeaway restaurant.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP), said: “A man has been arrested following an incident where a smoke device was thrown into a takeaway in Bury.

"Shortly after 11.10pm on Sunday 31 January 2021, police were called to reports that a smoke device had been thrown into a takeaway on Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, and was giving off smoke.

“A 24-year-old man suffered from minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

“It was further reported that a man, who was believed to have thrown the smoke device, had gone inside a property and was pointing what was believed to be a suspected firearm at the victim.

"Specialist firearms officers attended the scene and a 46-year-old man was arrested at an address on Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe. He is being held on suspicion of possession of a firearm and remains in custody for questioning.

"Officers have recovered the suspected firearm, which is believed to be a BB gun.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 2896 of January 31.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.