Manchester

Anthony Morrison arrested in Manchester hospital after being shot

A suspected armed robber who went on the run has been arrested in hospital.

Anthony Morrison, 33, was dropped off at North Manchester General Hospital on Sunday after being shot in the chest, police said.

He had flown in to Manchester airport from Amsterdam on 6 July but fled from police who were at the airport to arrest him in connection with a robbery in Oldham in October 2011.

Police said the circumstances of the shooting had yet to be established.

Mr Morrison, who was driven to the hospital in what is believed to be a dark BMW at 21:30 BST on Sunday, is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

'Extremely troubling'

Ambulance staff helped Mr Morrison out of the car which then drove off towards Crumpsall.

Police said he had now been arrested on suspicion of robbery following a raid at an Asda store.

Det Insp Terry Crompton said: "In the days since this shooting we have been painstakingly piecing together the circumstances.

"Shots have been fired at a man, almost certainly in one of our communities, and that is always extremely troubling.

"I would ask that the public help us with our investigation. Clearly someone will know where this gun was fired and why, and so I would appeal to them to come forward and speak to us, in confidence if needed."

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