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Manchester city centre bomb scare: Specialist teams attend suspicious package found near Piccadilly hotel

By Andrew Bardsley

Bomb disposal experts have been called in to remove a suspicious package found underneath a Manchester city centre hotel today.

Dozens of police have put a 100metre cordon in place after a suspicious package was found at 7:35 am near the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly hotel on New York Street.

As a result a number of roads are shut in the surrounding area while the incident is dealt with. 

A police spokesperson said the incident is likely to affect some bus journeys into the area and they have advised motorists to stay away. 

More to follow.

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