/Police rushed to funeral after gunman opened fire on mourners at Manchester cemetery

Police rushed to funeral after gunman opened fire on mourners at Manchester cemetery

Police rush to cemetery after gunman opened fire as hundreds of mourners break social distancing rules and line streets at funeral of father, 38, dubbed ‘Mr Ibiza’

  • A gunman opened fire at mourners flouting social distancing rules while attending the funeral of ‘Mr Ibiza’ 
  • Police scrambled to Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue in east Manchester after opening fire last night
  • The gunman is believed to have then been stabbed and rushed to hospital with serious face lacerations
  • Incident occurred as huge numbers of friends and family gathered to pay respects to Clive Pinnock 

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A gunman opened fire at mourners flouting social distancing rules while attending the funeral of a father killed in a collision with a BMW dubbed ‘Mr Ibiza’ in a Manchester cemetery last night.

Armed police in the area at the time scrambled to Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue in east Manchester after a person is believed to have attacked the huge crowd of well-wishers gathered for Clive Pinnock, 38.

The gunman was stabbed and rushed to hospital with what are understood to be serious face lacerations. Police sources claim there is evidence that three shots were fired in last night’s incident.   

Gorton Cemetery was taped off by police yesterday, while a scene was in place this morning.

The horrifying incident occurred as huge numbers of friends, family, and locals gathered to pay their final respects to father Clive Pinnock, dubbed by many as ‘Mr Ibiza’.

Mr Pinnock grew up on an estate in Longsight. He was riding a green Kawasaki motorcycle in Gorton when it was caught in a collision with a BMW. He was badly hurt and later died in hospital. 

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Clive Pinnock, who grew up on the Longsight estate in Manchester, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Hyde Road in Gorton

Clive Pinnock, who grew up on the Longsight estate in Manchester, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Hyde Road in Gorton

Clive Pinnock, who grew up on the Longsight estate in Manchester, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Hyde Road in Gorton

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in connection with the collision.

‘Several gatherings’ to mark the funeral of Mr Pinnock were broken up by Greater Manchester Police (GMP). No arrests were made, but well-wishers were asked to disperse under the Government’s lockdown rules.   

In a statement, GMP said: ‘Shortly before 7pm on Thursday, police attended Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue, Gorton, following a report of a firearms discharge. 

‘A man aged 34 was found to have suffered knife wounds and was taken to hospital. Enquiries are ongoing.’ 

MailOnline has approached GMP for further information.  

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Mourners gather at Gorton Cemetery for Clive Pinnock while ignoring social distancing rules (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Large gatherings of friends and family marked the funeral of 'Mr Ibiza' Clive Pinnock, 38

Large gatherings of friends and family marked the funeral of 'Mr Ibiza' Clive Pinnock, 38

Large gatherings of friends and family marked the funeral of ‘Mr Ibiza’ Clive Pinnock, 38

Police are at the scene of the incident at Gorton Cemetery, Manchester (April 23, 2020)

Police are at the scene of the incident at Gorton Cemetery, Manchester (April 23, 2020)

Police are at the scene of the incident at Gorton Cemetery, Manchester (April 23, 2020)

Police scrambled to Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue after a man walked into the crowd and started firing shots last night (pictured, police at the scene of the incident, April 23, 2020)

Police scrambled to Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue after a man walked into the crowd and started firing shots last night (pictured, police at the scene of the incident, April 23, 2020)

Police scrambled to Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue after a man walked into the crowd and started firing shots last night (pictured, police at the scene of the incident, April 23, 2020)

The gunman was then stabbed with a knife, and has been rushed to hospital with what are thought to be serious face lacerations (pictured, police at scene of incident, April 23, 2020)

The gunman was then stabbed with a knife, and has been rushed to hospital with what are thought to be serious face lacerations (pictured, police at scene of incident, April 23, 2020)

The gunman was then stabbed with a knife, and has been rushed to hospital with what are thought to be serious face lacerations (pictured, police at scene of incident, April 23, 2020)

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