Riot police swooped as a drama group rehearsed a hard-hitting play - complete with blood-curdling screams./facepalm
Police stormed the building in Manchester city centre after a 999 call reporting an assault.
The four terrified members of the Happystorm Theatre company had to explain they were simply professional actors.
Supt Jim Liggett said the callers did the right thing by reporting the noise, and his officers quickly realised the mix-up.Sorry? Since when did you need to inform the police of any of your activities that might be misconstrued by someone before you embark upon them?
He said: 'Had the organisers of the rehearsal made contact with us beforehand, we would have been able to offer reassurance to the caller straight away.'
Because that's pretty much everything...