An “ongoing” police operation is being reported at the Ibis Budget Hotel in Manchester, with mass armed police presence and reports of disturbing screams and people covered in blood. An ambulance was seen arriving at the scene.

There are reports of a man armed with a gun and a knife.  Witnesses report a heavy police response and numerous emergency vehicles.

The hotel appears to have been evacuated into the car park.  Police later said it was a raid following a “after traffic incident involving a child”.