Manchester emergency: 'Suspicious item' forces hundreds to evacuate – police rush to scene

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A huge police cordon is currently in place in Hazel Grove, in Stockport, and several roads have been shut, including a huge section of the A6 London Road. Police said the ‘suspicious item’ was found at a property on Chester Road.

Officers are in attendance and enquiries are ongoing,” a Greater Manchester Police statement read.

“A cordon remains in place and those in the vicinity have been evacuated as a precaution.”

Queues are said to be building back to Great Moor with Commercial Road, Hazelwood Road and Macclesfield Road all congested.

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