Wednesday 22 November 2017

Police evacuate area in Manchester after 'significant' car found

Police activity at a cordon in Selworthy Road near Quantock Street, Moss Side Photo: PA
Police activity at a cordon in Selworthy Road near Quantock Street, Moss Side Photo: PA
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing have evacuated an area of the city after finding a car which they say "may be significant to the investigation".

Greater Manchester Police said a 100 metre cordon was in place after the vehicle was found in Devell Court in Rusholme.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: "This is potentially a significant development in the investigation."

Police said the Royal Manchester Infirmary remained open but people had been evacuated from Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for families of patients at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Officers at the scene are assessing the car, which is a white Nissan Micra.

Mr Jackson said: "We are very interested in anything people can tell us about the movements of this car, and who was in it, over the past months.

"We are also interested in any information about who may have had access to the car or who may have gone to and from it."

The development came as the Duke of Cambridge visited Greater Manchester Police HQ to meet officers who were among the first to respond to the bombing.

Press Association

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