The Manchester road was evacuated due to a bomb warning, one was arrested

Armed police raided the Manchester Road for a bomb threat before a man was arrested for making false statements, while a liquidation team was dealing with a suspicious package.

Armed police raided the Manchester Road for a bomb threat.
Armed police raided the Manchester Road for a bomb threat.


The police were summoned to receive reports of concerns about the welfare of a man in Dukinfield.

Officers arrested a man on suspicion of malicious communication and the bomb must be disposed of to assess the suspicious package at the scene.
The suspect was arrested after the armed police were taken to the scene by a man who claimed to have an explosive device.

On Thursday, around 12:00, the police in Dukinfield, Grand Manchester, were informed of concerns about human welfare case.

Police sealed off Dewsnap Lane in Dukinfield

The police in Greater Manchester (GMP) said they had arrested a man on suspicion of a malicious report.

A roadblock has been set up on Birch Lane, where Bomb Disposal Squad officers are to evaluate a suspicious package at the scene.

The barber in the cordon told Manchester Evening News: We've been told to lock the door, and we're not allowed out.

I think they're searching the area. They've stopped the cars on the way. The police came to us and told us to lock the door and step away from the window.

A GMP spokesman confirmed that they were present at the incident this afternoon.

Officers were called to Birch Lane, Dukinfield, around 12.45pm (Thursday, January 16, 2020) to report concerns about the welfare of a man claiming to have an explosive device. Police arrested the man on suspicion of a malicious report.


Police blocked Birch Lane.

Bomb squad assess the suspicious package at the scene.
Local community members in the area have been told to remain in their homes and keep away from windows during the evaluation of the suspicious package by bomb disposal officers.
Armed police closed Dewsnap Lane on Dukinfield and one man was detained after alleging to have an explosive device.