Soldier arrested over nail bomb

A 19-year-old British soldier has been arrested under the Terrorism Act after a nail bomb was found at a house in Salford last week. He was arrested by military police at an army base in Germany and brought back to the UK for questioning

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Police found nail bomb in quiet residential street

The residential street where police found a nail bomb on Thursday is in Patricroft in the Eccles area of Salford just west of Manchester.

Mellor Street, seen on the left of the map, is in the Eccles area of Salford Credit: Google Maps

The road is lined with mostly two-storey terraced homes and is a short walk from Eccles training station.

The residential street is lined with terraced houses Credit: Google Maps

Manchester Evening News reports that a number of the surrounding roads were cordoned off on Thursday, including Parr Street, Ivy Street, Fir Street and Lewis Street.

Lewis Street School was used as an evacuatuion centre Credit: Google Maps

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British soldier arrested under Terrorism Act

A British soldier has been arrested under the Terrorism Act after a suspicious device was found at an address in Salford.

The 19-year-old was arrested by military police in Germany before being handed to Greater Manchester Police.

It follows the discovery of a suspicious device at an address on Mellor Street in Patricroft, Salford on Thursday 28th November, which led to a temporary evacuation of nearby houses.

The man has now been bailed until January.

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