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Bomb disposal officers called to house in Bury

Credit: MEN Syndication

Bomb disposal officers have been called to a house in Bury, Greater Manchester, where 'suspicious items' have been found.

Police have closed Victoria Avenue in Whitefield and surrounding roads.

"Officers are currently attending Victoria Avenue after receiving a report of suspicious items found in a property.

“Bomb disposal officers have been called to make an assessment.

“A cordon has been put in place, as well as road closures, as a precaution while enquiries are ongoing.”

– Greater Manchester Police statement

Residents in surrounding houses to the property say they have been evacuated as a precaution.

Tracey Donnelly, 55, said she has opened her house as a refuge for evicted neighbours.

She said: "It is scary. You don't expect it to be on your front doorstep.

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Two taken to hospital as police investigate reports of dangerous dogs on the loose

Police said officers are investigating seven reports of dangerous dogs between 31 December and 6 January. Credit: PA

Police are investigating reports of dangerous dogs on the loose after two people were taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Two people from a travellers' site in Manchester have been summonsed to appear before court.

The site, which is in Radcliffe, Bury, is now cleared.

Officers have seized a dog in relation to possible offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

This is an unauthorised encampment and we are going through the required legal process to move those present off this site

– A council spokesman

Police said officers are investigating seven reports of dangerous dogs between Sunday 31 December and Saturday, January 6.

The two people taken to hospital have since been discharged.

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