[P]OLICE are currently attending a report of a suspicious package at the Premier Inn hotel on Victoria Bridge Street in Manchester.
EOD are attending and the hotel has been evacuated.
Victoria Bridge Street is closed as a result.
A spokesman for GMP said: “We would ask that people try to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
“Thank you for your patience. We will update you when more information is available.”
Update 6:24pm: Following an investigation from police and EOD (bomb disposal) the suspicious package at the Premier Inn hotel on Victoria Bridge Street in Manchester has been confirmed as a non-viable device and not suspicious.
A GMP spokesman said: “The cordons are now being lifted and staff and guests are being invited back into the hotel.
“Thank you for your co-operation.”