Man arrested after Piccadilly Gardens cordoned off by police following reports of ‘suspicious package’

  • Office workers and shoppers cleared from gardens
  • Police took action after reports of a suspicious package
  • 26-year-old man arrested and is in police custody


Piccadilly Gardens was cordoned off by police today following reports of a suspicious package.

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Parts of the city centre were sealed off following the incident  All photos by Sarai Van-Cook

Hundreds of shoppers and office workers were evacuated after reports to police of a suspicious package.


GMP police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man and that inquiries are continuing.

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Police at the scene with shopppers and office workers

They have asked the public for their patience while dealing with the matter.