Controlled explosion carried in Rochdale

A controlled explosion has been carried out after a device was found at a house in Rochdale.

A number of homes were evacuated and the bomb squad was called to a house in Bury Old Road in Heywood, following reports of a suspicious device at around 7.20pm on Thursday 3 January.

The bomb disposal team assessed and removed the device before a controlled explosion was carried out nearby.

Greater Manchester Police said there was no "wider threat" to the community.

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