Hidden BBC camera sparked bomb alert

It's emerged that a bomb alert at Salford Quays was sparked by a homemade hidden camera sent in the post by BBC journalists.

Emergency services were called to Media City after a suspicous package was detected at a nearby mailroom.

Police and paramedics on standby at Media City Credit: Nicholas Bieber
Staff were forced to leave nearby buildings as a precaution Credit: Nicholas Bieber

A recording device concealed in a bottle was sent from Belfast by a journalist working on the Panorama programme.

Greater Manchester's Police and Crime Commissioner says he will invoice the BBC for the cost of the response.