Update: Man arrested in Wigan in connection with Manchester terror attack

This is the terrifying moment a man is wrestled to the ground by armed police in Wigan in connection with the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Wednesday, 24th May 2017, 7:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:54 pm
Police swoop on a man near to Wigan town centre

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was tackled and arrested after an afternoon of terror in the town centre.

Local residents say a suspicious package was found outside a hair salon in Upper Dicconson Street.

Armed officers have cordoned off an area in the town centre encompassing Eccleston Street, Dicconson Street, Upper Dicconson Street and Acton Terrace.

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GMP issued the following statement: “We have made an arrest in Wigan this afternoon in connection with the investigation into the horrific incident at Manchester Arena. When arrested the man was carrying a package which are currently assessing. A police cordon remains in place while this is carried out.

Wigan Council warned people to avoid the area because of an “ongoing police incident”.

Police swoop on a man near to Wigan town centre
Police incident on Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan
Police incident on Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan
Police swoop on a man near to Wigan town centre
Police incident on Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan
Police incident on Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan