Greater Manchester Police have released a statement after a suspected WW1 shell was found by residents in West Didsbury.
Shortly before 1.15pm on Wednesday 31 October 2012, police were called to Burton Road, West Didsbury, following reports of a WW1 shell being found.
Officers attended and identified the location.
An Explosive Ordinance Disposal team attended and recovered the device.
As a precaution, a cordon was put in place which was lifted by 3.20pm and all those evacuated were allowed to return to their properties.