Rochdale street evacuated after ‘suspicious device’ and firearm found

A suspicious device and a firearm have been found at a home in Rochdale, causing residents to be evacuated.

Police reacted to reports at 11.30 this morning that items had been discovered at a house on Oldham Road and responded by evacuating homes nearby and set up a cordon around the area.

The road has been closed and motorists are advised to avoid alternative routes, while the Metrolink service has also been suspended between Rochdale and Newbold.

Image courtesy of Ray Forster with thanks

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