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Police close off roads as suspicious package is found on a bus at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester

Police are currently responding to an incident in the city centre.

At around 1.15pm today (Saturday 5 September 2020), police were called to reports that a suspicious item had been found on a bus at Manchester Piccadilly bus station.

Officers are in attendance and several roads are closed.

The bus has been evacuated as a precaution and a cordon remains in place.

Enquiries are ongoing.

You are asked to follow @OfficalTfGM for travel updates.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1452 of 05/09/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

(UPDATED) the package has since been checked and is safe, all roads have now reopened.

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