Residents evacuated after suspicious item discovered in a garden

Date published: 01 March 2021

Residents were evacuated from their homes yesterday afternoon following a report of a suspicious item being found in a garden on Connery Crescent in Ashton.

Emergency services were called and a cordon was put in place.

Bomb disposal experts were deployed as residents spent a number of hours outside their homes during the incident.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson later that the item had been taken away to be safely destroyed.

The spokesperson said: “The item found in Ashton was moved by Explosive Ordnance Disposal to north Wales to be destroyed.

"All evacuated residents were allowed back in their homes at around 9.45pm.”

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