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Gunman opens fire as hundreds of mourners pay respects to Manchester godfather ‘Mr Ibiza’ 

Gunman opens fire as hundreds of mourners break social distancing rules at funeral of Manchester godfather ‘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.   

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’.

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)

Police were called after crowds gathered to pay tribute to Clive Pinnock, who was killed in a collision (April 9, 2020)

Police were called after crowds gathered to pay tribute to Clive Pinnock, who was killed in a collision (April 9, 2020)

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.  

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.  

Clive Pinnock (pictured) was killed in a collision with a BMW in April

Huge crowds gathered to pay their final respects (pictured, a hearse)

Clive Pinnock (pictured left) was killed in a collision with a BMW in April. He was known as ‘Mr Ibiza’ by friends and family. Huge crowds gathered to pay their final respects to Pinnock (right, a hearse drives through town)

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)

Police were called after crowds gathered to pay tribute to Clive Pinnock, who was killed in a collision (April 9, 2020)

Police were called after crowds gathered to pay tribute to Clive Pinnock, who was killed in a collision (April 9, 2020)

Police taped off Gorton Cemetery after an incident involving a gunman at Clive Pinnock's funeral (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Police taped off Gorton Cemetery after an incident involving a gunman at Clive Pinnock’s funeral (pictured, April 23, 2020) 

Police taped off Gorton Cemetery after an incident involving a gunman at Clive Pinnock's funeral (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Police taped off Gorton Cemetery after an incident involving a gunman at Clive Pinnock’s funeral (pictured, April 23, 2020) 

Police taped off Gorton Cemetery after an incident involving a gunman at Clive Pinnock's funeral (pictured, April 23, 2020)

Police taped off Gorton Cemetery after an incident involving a gunman at Clive Pinnock’s funeral (pictured, April 23, 2020) 

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