'Bomb scare' in Manchester

Police are closing down a cordon in the city centre following a controlled explosion on a suspicious package, which contained a laptop and cables.

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  1. Matt O'Donoghue

'Controlled explosion' heard in Manchester city centre

A controlled explosion has been heard in Manchester city centre.

A 100m cordon was put in place in this morning after police received reports of a suspicious package.

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene and investigations are ongoing.

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