A 15-YEAR-OLD boy arrested over an incident in which a schoolboy brandished an AK47-style rifle at a railway station in Greater Manchester has been released on bail, police said .A youngster aimed the weapon at a terrified crane driver working on the opposite side of the tracks at Newton station in Hyde.The crane driver, David Wood, rang his boss who captured the scene on CCTV and called police.Greater Manchester Police did not send an armed response unit and the teenager had disappeared by the time officers arrived. A 15-year-old boy from Glossop,Derbyshire, was arrested on Thursday and has now been bailed.A BTP spokesman said: "A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm or imitation firearm has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. He will return to British Transport Police on October 20."
Did anyone read the hysterical front page headline in Thursdays Manchester Evening News regarding this ‘news’ item? If you did, I am sure you will agree that it was utterly pathetic. They made it out to be crime of the century; Hungerford revisited, when it was obvious that it was just a couple of kids with a toy gun.