The moment a man and a woman were surrounded by armed officers in Salendine Nook last night has been captured by security cameras.

Dramatic CCTV footage from the BP filling station in New Hey Road shows police vehicles surround a car before its two occupants are arrested.

Armed officers, some with their faces covered, swooped on the petrol station at around 7.30pm.

They are believed to have arrested a man and a woman from the car, which is thought to have been a taxi.

John McNamara saw the drama unfold and broadcast footage on livestream app Periscope.

He told the Examiner:“Two riot vans, a standard police car and an undercover police car pulled up at the BP petrol station in Salendine Nook.

“The undercover police car had blocked a taxi in the forecourt. There were two police officers in plain clothes, covering their faces with bandanas, they both had guns strapped to their legs too.

“They were apprehending a bald man, middle aged, who appeared to be the taxi driver. He was led off into the back of a police van, shortly followed by a woman who was in the back.

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“The riot vans left, an ambulance arrived and they appeared to be treating someone in the passenger side of the taxi. One also went into the petrol station itself.

“We watched for about fifteen to twenty minutes, and as we were leaving another police car arrived with sirens on.”

Police are yet to comment on the incident.