Updated: Friday, 22nd May 2020 @ 2:15pm

Manchester Police admit: There is disorder in the city – stay away

Manchester Police admit: There is disorder in the city – stay away

By David Keane 

Police are warning people to stay away from Manchester city centre tonight.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed there is 'disorder in the city centre and we are advising people to stay away.'

Bars, restaurants, and shops have closed early across the city as vandalism broke out around an hour ago.

Transport in and out of the city is also grinding to a halt.

As of 18:30, the Metrolink stopped trams from travelling into the city centre.

Their website states: "At the request of Greater Manchester Police trams will be unable convey passengers into the city centre area.

"Passengers will be unable to travel past Deansgate/Castlefield or Victoria until further notice."

This comes after Manchester Arndale was closed early following hooded gangs kicking in doors and smashing windows.

The windows of Ugg, Thomas Cook and Marks & Spencer have also been targeted.

There are also reports of trouble at Salford Shopping Centre, where 30 to 40 riot officers are confronting a group of trouble makers, who smashed their way into a Bargain Booze store and threw bricks through a branch of Lloyds Bank.


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