Man Charged After Making Threats In Golborne

A man has been charged with making threats to kill following an incident at a property in Wigan.   

38 year old Austen Dubbledam of Prescott Street, Golborne  has been charged with making threats to kill, two counts of criminal damage and possession of cannabis. 

It follows an incident on Saturday which saw Emergency services attended and firearms officers were deployed as a precaution.

Shortly before 1.50pm today on Saturday 9 February 2019, police were called to reports of a man making threats at a property on Prescott Street in Golborne. 

A woman and child have been safely removed from the property and no-one was injured. 

Dubbledam has been remanded to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today (Monday 11 February 2019). 

Superintendent Paul Walker, of GMP’s Bury district, said: “Our top priority was bringing this situation to a safe resolution for all involved which thankfully we have achieved." 

“I understand that incidents of this nature cause concern but can assure you that we are treating this as an isolated incident and don’t believe there to be any wider threat."

“I would like to thank members of the public for their cooperation.” 


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