ARMY BOMB DISPOSAL CALLED OUT TO A PROPERTY ON GOULDEN STREET AFTER REPORTS OF A SUSPICIOUS ITEM
A large police presence and an Army Bomb Disposal Unit are currently on the scene at a property on Goulden Street in the Seedley area which has been subjected to police forensics searches throughout the week.
Police have previously reported that two firearms were recovered from the property and several arrests have been made.
We believe that officers called an alert after finding a suspicious item during continued searches of the property and that the bomb squad were called in to assess the situation, which they now deem to NOT be a threat.
They have stresses that there is no threat to the wider public.
A cordon was placed around the property and at the ends of adjoining streets in the area as a precaution.
Greater Manchester Police have issued the following statement:
"Officers searching an address on Goulden Street, Salford, found a suspicious item as part of an ongoing investigation.
"EOD attended the scene to assess the item and deemed it not to be of any threat to the wider public.
"Enquiries are ongoing."
Emergency services were scrambled after reports that a female had fallen from the Derby Road bridge in Seedley at around 21:23 this evening (Monday 31st August), upon arrival it was quickly determined that the female had not sustained any serious injuries.
One lane of the M602 was temporarily suspended during the incident but is now said to be flowing freely again.
Police have now launched an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.
A GMP Spokesperson said:
Anyone who has any available information is asked to call Police on 101 quoting log number 3042 31/08/2020 or alternately details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.