Bomb disposal experts en route to 'suspicious package' in Manchester

A 100m cordon has been put in place in Manchester city centre after police received reports of a suspicious package.

Reports of a suspicious package near to the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly hotel. Credit: ITV Granada

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.

Cordon in place Credit: ITV Granada

The incident is likely to disrupt some bus and tram journeys and motorists and commuters are advised to avoid the area.

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