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Manchester University buildings evacuated as explosive chemical found

Police are evacuating a buildings on Sackville Street after an explosive chemical was found at a University of Manchester Institute of Science and Industry building.

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Manchester University building evacuated as explosive chemical found

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Police are evacuating a building on Sackville Street after an explosive chemical was found at a University of Manchester Institute of Science and Industry building.

At around 11.30am on Wednesday March 4th 2015 police were called to the Paper Science Building, 79 Sackville Street in the City centre after reports that some Acetone Peroxide had ‘crystallised’ making it potentially explosive.

As a precaution, officers have evacuated the buildings in the immediate vicinity.

Road closures are in place on Sackville Street, Whitworth Street, the slip road to the Mancunian Way and Princess Street.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area.

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