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Residents evacuated while police and bomb team deal with “suspect object” found in an abandoned car

Residents were evacuated from their homes in Atherton after a “suspicious” object was found inside an abandoned car.

Police were called to the Car Bank Street scene on Thursday afternoon (January 2) after the object was discovered inside the vehicle, believed to be a silver Audi.

The bomb disposal unit also participated.

Police say a small number of addresses have been evacuated as a precaution, but residents have been allowed to return home later tonight.

GMP has confirmed that there is currently no risk for the public.

The agents continue to investigate the scene, which remains closed tonight.

There was a large police presence in the area, with at least five police cars present.

A “suspicious object” was found in an abandoned car

Some residents said al MEN that the car had been parked on the street for a few days.

In a statement, a GMP spokesman said: “Police are continuing to investigate the scene where a suspicious object was found in an abandoned vehicle on Car Bank Street, Atherton.

“The cordon is still in place, however specialized officials have participated and there is no current risk for the public.

“A police cordon is expected to remain in place while officers conclude their investigations.

A silver Audi parked inside the police cordon on Car Bank Street

“A small number of addresses have been evacuated as a precaution and these residents are now able to return home.

“The police want to thank the local community for their cooperation during this afternoon’s procedure.”

Car Bank Street remains closed and the police are asking people to avoid the area.

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