[O]fficers are responding to reports of a suspicious item found on Appledore Drive, Bolton.
At around 11.55am today, Friday 22 September 2017, police were called to reports that a suspicious item had been found in a gully.
A spokesman for GMP said: “Officers are at the scene awaiting bomb disposal officers and a cordon has been put in place.
“Several roads have been closed including Appledore Drive, Croyd Close, Saunton Avenue, Lime Tree Drive and Stitch Mi Lane as a precautionary measure.
“Officers will remain at the scene and it is not thought to be terrorism related.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 868 of 22/09/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.