Police dismiss social media claims schoolboy pulled a knife on a security guard

Police have dismissed social media rumours a schoolboy pulled a knife on a security guard at a shop in Trafford . Officers boarded a bus in Flixton on Thursday afternoon and escorted a child off. A spokesman for GMP said there had been reports of an assault at Sainsburys at Woodsend Circle, off Woodsend Road, at around 3.20pm.

Rumours began to circulate on Facebook suggesting a youngster had brandished a knife at a security guard. It was suggested a boy and his friends were involved in an altercation at the store after stones were thrown at the windows. Officers were told the group had run onto a bus, which was later boarded by police.

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A boy and his friends were escorted off and taken home.

But police said there was nothing to suggest any of them had a knife. GMP said additional resources were sent to the scene as 'a precaution'. No one was injured, and no arrests were made.

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