A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and making threats to kill after a taxi driver is reported to have been threatened with a gun in Chadderton this morning.

Armed police descended on Burnley Lane after Greater Manchester Police received reports that a man was making threats with a firearm in a taxi shortly after 6.45am.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Police say no firearm was recovered.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 309 of 10/04/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.