Manchester

Salford Royal Hospital gun threats suspect charged

Salford Royal Hospital
Image caption A firearm was recovered by police following the incident at the hospital

A man has been charged with possession of a firearm after nurses were threatened at gunpoint at a Greater Manchester hospital, in May.

Police arrested two people at Salford Royal Hospital on 25 May, following reports of a man with a gun on a ward.

Christopher Turkington, 41, of My Street, Weaste, was remanded over four counts of possession of a firearm, at Manchester Magistrates Court.

Victoria Turkington, 40, faced the same charges in May.

Ms Turkington, of Briar Hill Court in Pendleton, was remanded over the charges.

No-one was injured in the incident at the hospital.

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