Update: Incident in Shaw

The incident in Shaw came to a safe conclusion at around 5.00am this morning (26/07/2017).

The hostage is safe and the suspect in custody. A cordon remains in place around the properties whilst a search of the property takes place.

The job for today will be returning people home and working with partners and the community to ensure we are aware of any issues. The gas supply should start to be restored during the course of the day.

Thanks once again to the emergency services, officers from Oldham Council, housing providers, local businesses and many more that offered support to local residents.


I have received an update from Oldham Council regarding the incident in Shaw (15:10 on 25/7/2017).

The incident is still ongoing and the 50m cordon remains in place around the property.

Gas has now been isolated affecting between 44-60 properties, once the incident is resolved re-connection will take a considerable amount of time as they will need to gain access to every property.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have officers on the scene and are ready to respond to any potential incidents.

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) have an operational Bronze officer at the scene and resources have been ring-fenced to respond if needed.

Shaw Life Long Learning Centre and the Commercial Pub are open as Reception Centres. Approximately 35 residents across the 2 centres.

Oldham Council and CCG officers are ensuring all residents have any required medication.

Oldham Council are looking at potential resources required for a prolonged incident and for residents returning home from work.

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