Manchester emergency – police seal off residential street as 'bomb threat' sparks panic

A police cordon is currently in place at Tatton Road in Sale, in Trafford, Greater Manchester. According to Manchester Evening News, the cordon in place is related to a “suspicious device”. 

A bomb squad was deployed to the scene to deal with the incident, where a 100m cordon is in place. 

Steve Robson, a senior news reporter in the Manchester area tweeted about the cordon at 4.26pm today.

He wrote: “I’m at Tatton Road in Sale where police have a police cordon is in place.

“I understand it’s related to a suspicious device and the bomb squad are on route to deal with it.”

Reportedly properties located behind the cordon have been evacuated as a security measure.

Among those evacuated are hospitality venues include a Slug and Lettuce bar and The Railway pub.

Mr Robson noted that residents had been advised to go to Sale Leisure centre, which is located nearby.

At 4.46pm, a bomb squad arrived at the scene on Tatton Toad in Sale.

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Mr Robson reported that he believed the “suspicious device” was located in Sale Masonic Hall.

A previous application to demolish the building and replace it with affordable housing was refused by Trafford Council in June.

Soldiers from the Royal Logistics Corp were seen entering the building.


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