A radio active canister that went missing in Lancashire has been found in Rochdale.
Police cordoned off an area around 'The Point Retail Park' following reports of a suspicious package being found.
The canister has now been assessed and it has been declared safe.
Superintendent Chris Hankinson said: “This has caused some disruption this afternoon but we have to put the safety of the public first.
“Highly trained officers have assessed the canister and there aren’t any leaks or safety concerns.
“Enquiries are on-going to trace anyone involved.”
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