The shocking incident occurred around 3 p.m. this afternoon.
A A 4 × 4 vehicle, which would be an unmarked police car containing several people, has just crossed the cordon and moved away from the scene with flashing lights, according to a journalist on the scene.
Residents say they are shocked by the news and wish the boy and his family good luck.
The boy’s neighbor said to MEN, “He’s just a normal, happy little boy. I can’t believe this happened. ”
A resident who lives on the street says she fears for her own children after this incident.
She told the newspaper, “It is such a quiet street, I went out and there was a helicopter over it. I have never seen anything like it. ”
Local resident Emma Collins said, “It’s such a quiet family, I don’t think the kids really play. Just a really nice family. ”
Greater Manchester police have yet to release a statement.