We know Salford loves to report loud bangs so we are letting you know that if you hear them coming from Manchester's Arndale this evening then DON'T PANIC.
Officers from Greater Manchester Police alongside partners from NWAS and GMFRS will be taking part in a pre-planned routine training exercise within Manchester City Centre at Manchester Arndale this evening after the centre has closed.
During this time, if you are within the area – you may hear loud noises coming from the centre however please do not be alarmed or concerned.
This activity forms part of GMP’s on-going commitment to ensure officers have substantial training in real-life scenarios.
There is nothing to suggest an immediate threat in Greater Manchester.
This will be the first in a series of similar exercises to take place over the next five weeks.