BREAKING: Salford Bomb Scare Treated as 'Not Suspicious'

Suspected WW2 bomb false alarm

The Lowry Police

A suspected World War Two bomb found on a building site in Greater Manchester, close to The Lowry Hotel, has been confirmed as "not suspicious", police have said.

BBC News reports that the suspected bomb was found by workers close to machinery at the site in Salford, near Clowes Street and Chapel Street, at about 16:00 GMT.

A 100m (109 yards) cordon which covered the area around the Lowry Hotel was put up, and a bomb disposal team was called. The update below was issued by Greater Manchester Police via social media:

Salford police tweeted: ‘Please avoid the Chapel Street area of Salford due to an ongoing police incident, we will endeavour to keep you updated regarding road closures during the evening.’

Residents from the nearby apartment blocks had been told they could not enter their building until they received further advice from police.

However, after a full investigations took place, analysis found it was not a bomb and not dangerous. Greater Manchester Police followed with a further update late yesterday evening:

Chapel Street was closed between New Bailey Street and Blackfriars Street. 

All roads are now reopen. 

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