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Controlled explosions carried out on suspicious package at Manchester Airport

[P]olice were called at 8.50am on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport.

Officers responded and a precautionary evacuation of terminal three has taken place.

Bomb disposal officers attended and a series of controlled explosions were carried out of the package.

Following further inspections, the package is not believed to be a viable device and there is not believed to be any threat at this time.

This is not believed to be terror related and cordons will be lifted in due course.

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