Thursday, 31 March 2011
Newsflash: Underworld Seige, a hostage situation
Maria Connor, former fiance of Tony Gordon and widow of his victim Liam, has confrims his whereabouts. Mr Gordon has locked himself in the Underworld Factory, where he was once the CEO, and has taken hostages, named Carla Connor and Hayley Cropper. Maria confirms that Tony has covered the place in petrol and that there is a dead body on the floor, the identity is unknown.
As the news of this event quickly spread thorough the Rovers Return pub from where the call was made, a group of locals headed towards the factory. At this point in time Roy Cropper, Hayley's husband, was seen shouting through the door to, we assume, Mr Gordon.
As the sirens of the approaching law enforcement were heard, Becky McDonald of the Rovers Return decided to take matters into her own hands and started smashing the glass of the factory door with, we believe, a bit of wood or possibly a pipe.
Police cordoned off the factory and tried to remove onlookers as the doors opened and Hayley was thrust out onto the cobbles. At this point it is confirmed Tony was armed with a hand gun.
We will have more as the story unfolds. All media are now being asked to stay back from the premises due to danger and it was suggested we all regroup at the Kabin and stock up on pear drops and mint imperials as we wait for this to play out.