Manchester

Ordsall car explosion 'caused by industrial firework'

Car damaged by explosion Image copyright Manchester Evening News
Image caption A Fiat Punto was damaged an explosion in Ordsall, Salford

A "massive" explosion involving a car in Greater Manchester was caused by an industrial-sized firework, police have said.

Officers were called to the blast in Cloughfield Avenue, Ordsall, Salford, just after 23:30 GMT on Wednesday.

A Fiat Punto was found to be damaged, and cordons were put in place while an investigation began.

Police said there had been "a lot of speculation" about what had caused the damage.

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Image caption Cordons were put in place while police began an investigation

Dozens of people took to social media sites after being woken by the explosion.

Posting on Twitter, David Hickey said the "massive" blast "sounded like a bomb or house explosion".

Supt Mark Kenny said: "We believe it was a form of large firework, although the investigation is ongoing."

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Image caption The explosion was reported in Cloughfield Avenue

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