Police are closing down a cordon in the city centre following a controlled explosion on a suspicious package, which contained a laptop and cables.
Police were called to New York Street at 7.35am to reports of a suspicious package having been left near to the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly hotel.
A 100m cordon was put in place and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts attended. EOD officers carried out a controlled explosion and following an examination of the package it was found to contain no explosive device.
More top news
Your NW pollen forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Wet spell Wednesday evening. Windy with showers overnight into Thursday
After a dry morning with some brightness, turning wet and windy. A cooler, showery theme for the rest of the week