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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.”
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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“Firstly, I’d like to apologise to our customers for the disruption to services and thank everyone for their patience.
“We have been doing everything in our power to identify and fix the issues as quickly as possible and I do appreciate just how frustrating it is when services are disrupted.
“I’m pleased to say that Metrolink services are now back up and running to Bury and Customer Service Representatives will remain in place at stops on the Bury line to advise and assist passengers.
“We are still investigating the cause of the issues we experienced and I once again apologise to anyone affected by these isolated incidents, which combined to make our passengers' journeys very difficult yesterday evening and this morning.”
Trams are unable to run between Bury and Manchester Victoria this morning after problems with the overhead lines.
Metrolink says engineers are working to repair the damage, but it's "unlikely" to be fixed before noon today.
Replacement bus services are running.
I apologise to our customers who are having to use alternative transport to make their journeys this morning. I understand that this is inconvenient and frustrating.
Investigations have begun to find out the cause of the damage to the overhead lines but our immediate priority is to restore a full service on the Bury line as soon as possible.
Services on all other Metrolink lines are running as normal.
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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
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.