UK: Bomb squad carried out controlled explosion on a ‘suspicious device’ in Rochdale

A huge blast echoed across Rochdale town centre this morning as the bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on a ‘suspicious device’.

A heavy emergency services response was sparked after the item was discovered at around 3am. A large cordon was put in place across a number of main roads as bomb disposal experts and police officers were scrambled to the scene.

Police said when they first arrived, officers were ‘confronted’ by a man with a weapon. A 17-year-old male was detained.

Inage: Manchester Evening News

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Source: Manchester Evening News