A 100m cordon has been put in place in Manchester city centre after police received reports of a suspicious package.
Police were called to New York Street at 7.35am this morning after reports of a suspicious package near to the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly hotel.
The incident is likely to disrupt some bus and tram journeys and motorists and commuters are advised to avoid the area.
More top news
A unique collection of thousands of photographs and slides of Stockport need a new home.
Hardly a tropical outlook, but weather conditions across the northwest are expected to settle down & warm up a little over the next few days
Staying unsettled and cool but a slow improvement from midweek until Friday