Police and bomb disposal unit swarm city street as residents evacuated

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Police, paramedics and bomb disposal unit are at the scene of an incident in south Manchester.

Officers descended on Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield and residents have been evacuated from their flats, reports Manchester Evening News.

Several Greater Manchester Manchester Police cars are at the scene, as well as ambulances.

A large cordon has been erected and officers have confirmed suspicious items have been found.

A statement from the force reads: "Police are in attendance at a property on Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, following the discovery of suspicious items within the property.

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"A property has been evacuated as a precaution while enquiries are ongoing.

"Bomb disposal are due to make an assessment of items found within the property."

Officers were spotted shortly after 10pm, including ambulances and incident response units.

The fire service is also present, with reporters claiming GMP riot vans arrived.

This is believed to be an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any wider threat.

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