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Police evacuating area after car possibly linked to Manchester attack found

police tape[P]olice investigating the attack at the Manchester Arena are continuing to track the movements of Salman Abedi between 18 and 22 May, and have located a car on Devell House, not far from Banff Road that police believe may be significant to the investigation.

Officers are currently at the location and are assessing the car. There is a 100m cordon in place around the Banff Road area, as a precaution, and police are asking people to avoid the area.

An evacuation is being carried out and police would like to thank those in the local community for their cooperation and understanding.

Officer are working closely with their partners to ensure public safety and to relocate people while they carry out this precautionary measure to ensure everyone’s safety.

The Manchester Royal Infirmary will be open as normal, but people are being evacuated from Ronald McDonald House as a precaution.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: “This is potentially a significant development in the investigation. The car is a white Nissan Micra that has been located at Devell Court, not far from Banff Road.

“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.

“We are really grateful for the public’s continued help in what is a very fast moving investigation and again we appeal for the public to contact us with any information, however small you believe it may be, about Abedi’s movements.”

Anyone with information should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline in confidence on 0800 789321. If you have any images or footage that you believe can assist us then upload them to Ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk.

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