Road closed again at Wigan terror search scene

Residents have been evacuated from their homes in Wigan for the second time in five days.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 5:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:41 pm

Police are searching a house on Springfield Street in Swinley again this afternoon as part of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack.

They said: “There is a cordon in place and we are asking people to avoid the area.”

Police have closed Wigan Lane, between Central Park Way and the Cherry Gardens, this afternoon.

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The bomb squad has returned to the area.

Some residents have been evacuated from their homes while others have been told to stay indoors.

It was part of the police’s investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing and followed the arrest of a man on Upper Dicconson Street the day before.

The police cordon at the junction of Wigan Lane and Monument Road, Swinley

People trying to access Wigan Infirmary are being urged to use the entrance at the Cherry Gardens.

The police cordon at the junction of Wigan Lane and Monument Road, Swinley