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Six arrested after schoolboys robbed at gunpoint in Manchester and in woodland in Prestwich

Don't miss a thing by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Six suspects have been arrested after schoolboys were robbed at gunpoint.

Thugs aged about 16 to 18 and armed with a handgun and machete stole mobile phones from the youngsters last month. Extra police patrols have been deployed at home time around the Co-operative Academy in Blackley since the incident.

After the children had handed over their devices, the robbers beat them up anyway. One 14-year-old boy was pistol-whipped about the head and needed hospital treatment.

Three other boys were struck with the wooden end of the machete, one suffering a split nose. The attack happened at about 3pm on Tuesday, March 23rd when the group of pupils were making their

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