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Armed police swoop on Manchester budget hotel in dramatic raid

Police and ambulance lined up outside the Ibis Hotel Salford Quays Pic @jmagudom

Armed police reportedly raided a hotel in Salford after a child died in a road traffic collision.

Armed police rushed to the scene as they were in close proximity at the time of the crash at around 10pm on Thursday evening.

Reports say a number of eyewitnesses heard loud screams in the area before police and rescue services arrived at the scene.

According to the Manchester Evening News the infant was sadly killed at the scene after he was stuck twice by the vehicle believed to a Toyota Rav-4. Some 15 police cars and at least three ambulances were seen outside the hotel.

Police at the Ibis Hotel Salford Quays after a young boy died Pic @jmagudom
Image The boy was hit in the hotel's rear car park. Pic @jmagudom

Sergeant Brian Orr, of Greater Manchester Police's serious collision investigation unit (SCIU) said: "This was a heartbreaking incident involving a young boy which has understandably left his family distraught and the thoughts of everyone in the SCIU are with them at this awful time".

Witnesses reported seeing a woman with blood on her body screaming and crying outside the hotel after the incident. "Enquiries ongoing", police wrote.

"We were called to reports of a collision between a auto and a child", a spokesperson said.