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Security operation for Tory conference in Manchester

A major security operation is underway in Manchester city centre ahead of the Conservative conference.

Around 12,000 delegates are expected to descend on the city ahead of the event which begins this weekend at Manchester Central.

Some of the roads in the area will be closed until it finishes on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister and the cabinet members are expected to arrive in the coming days.

Supt Bryan Lawton, Greater Manchester Police