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  • 8 February 2013, 13:00

Controlled Explosion In Manchester City Centre

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspect package after a bomb scare in Manchester city centre.

Police say Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts triggered the blast in New York Street.

Hundreds of workers were evacuated after the discovery of a bag that is thought to have been left at the back of the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly hotel.

A 100-metre cordon was put in place and a number of roads closed.

Police say an examination of the package revealed a laptop computer and cables, but no explosive device.

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