Thursday, 10 September 2015

Man Arrested At Ashton Jobcentre Following Suicide Threat !

We have received reports that yesterday (Wednesday 9/9/15), a man walked into Ashton-under-Lyne, Jobcentre, at approximately 4.00 pm in the afternoon and was seen to pour a liquid over his head and threaten to set himself alight. We understand that the incident may have been linked to the man having had his benefits previously sanctioned by staff at the Jobcentre. Witnesses report that the building was immediately evacuated and the emergency services summoned, including the ambulance and fire services.

Today, at around 2.15 pm, police officers arrested a further man (see above picture) inside Ashton Jobcentre. When asked about the circumstances of the arrest, a police officer, politely declined to comment.

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