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Bag of clothes left on bus sparks Salford Quays bomb alert

Police called the bomb squad to Salford Quays this afternoon after a ‘suspicious package’ was found on a bus.

Officers arrived at The Quays, outside the Sovereign Food & Wine store, at around 4.15pm on Saturday 16 January.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said the ‘package’ was discovered to be a bag of clothing.

Army bomb disposal experts were immediately stood down.

Police had cleared the scene by 5.30pm.

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