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CORDONS IN PLACE AS CHAPEL STREET SEALED OFF AFTER SUSPECTED WW2 BOMB FOUND BY BUILDERS
An area of chapel street centred around a building site has been cordoned off this afternoon after a suspected unexploded WW2 bomb has been found by builders.

One of the main arteries between Salford and Manchester is currently cordoned off after builders have apparently unearthed what is said to be an unexploded WW2 bomb.

Update 18:30

The cordon has now been completely lifted and cars and pedestrians are now being allowed back into the area. It looks like the Hun are not to blame for this evenings disruption. If you are heading into the trafic then please stay safe as it is still pretty packed.

Update 18:28

Looks like its a false alarm as the cordon has now been lifted and the police and bomb squad are now leaving the area.

Update 18:25

People are being told to evacuate 'The Edge' as the police and bomb squad move in.

Update 18:19

The Bomb disposal unit is now on scene.

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 Update 18:00

  The Army Bomb Disposal Unit is on its way...

 

Police are currently on scene and people are being told to avoid the area around blackfriars and the lowry hotel until the incident is dealt with.

A police spokesperson has said:

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"Shortly before 4pm on Monday 12 March 2018 police were called to report of a suspicious item on a building site by Clowes Street and Chapel Street in Ordsall.

"Bomb disposal experts are making their way to the scene and a 100m cordon has been put in place which includes areas around the Lowry Hotel."

 

The whole area is currently on lockdown and buses are currently being rerouted around the affected area.

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We are being told that there is a huge police presence but as yet there have been no evacuations from surrounding buildings.

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We will update this article as we get more information.



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