Manchester incident: Men arrested on suspicion of ‘planning terror attack’ as bomb squad examines car

Police have arrested two men in Manchester on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, as bomb disposal experts examine a car.

Greater Manchester Police said the pair were seen “acting suspiciously” on Chapel Street in Salford at around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

They were stopped in a vehicle in nearby Deansgate, which runs through a busy shopping and nightlife district near Manchester Arena, where an Isis-inspired bombing killed 22 victims in 2017.

“They remain in custody for questioning on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism,“ a spokesperson said.

“A precautionary cordon is currently in place around the Range Rover on Deansgate after suspicious items were discovered in the car.

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Source: The Independent