Manchester

Whitefield search: Two men arrested under Terrorism Act

Victoria Avenue, Whitefield Image copyright Google
Image caption Some houses on Victoria Avenue were evacuated

Two men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act after reports of suspicious items being found at a home in Greater Manchester.

The men, both in their 20s, are being questioned by counter terrorism police.

Police were called to Victoria Avenue, Whitefield, shortly after 11:20 BST and some nearby homes were evacuated.

Police said bomb disposal officers had now left the scene and no explosives had been found but detectives were still examining the crime scene.

The cordon put in place as a precaution for those living nearby has been made smaller, police said.

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