Homes evacuated in Wigan after 'suspicious chemicals' found – BBC

Properties are being evacuated after police said they found "suspicious chemicals" at an address in Wigan.
Greater Manchester Police said they found the items during a search in Vulcan Road at about 08:20 GMT.
Three men, aged between 20 and 25, have been arrested under the Explosives Act and remain in custody for questioning.
Supt Mark Kenny, from GMP, said: "I would like to stress that at this stage we don't believe there to be any wider threat to the public."
He appealed for information, adding that "this evacuation has purely been carried out as a precaution".
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out an assessment of the chemicals, police said.
Why not follow BBC North West on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? You can also send story ideas to
Greater Manchester Police
GMFRS – Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service
Two men arrested as 24-year-old remains in hospital after stabbing in town centre
Pyramid hosts theatre workshops for new Shakespeare North Playhouse collaboration
Three arrests after man stabbed in town centre
A closer look at England’s losing run over last five Test series
Inquest into death of ITV Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond adjourned after tragedy
Student seriously injured in terrorist attack to organise peace conference
Ukraine pauses civilian evacuations, warning of danger​
Oscar winner Will Smith hits Chris Rock on stage
The moment Will Smith slaps Chris Rock after Jada joke. Video
How a Russian agent shadowed murdered Putin rival. Video
'Our hospitals and schools are attacked on purpose'
Premature babies struggling for life in Ukraine
Doorstep threats and abuse hit anti-war Russians
Beatings, forced abortions: Life in a N Korea prison
Beating noise pollution with smart tech
Landmark deal for seized money to help fight Covid
India students back from Ukraine left in the lurch
On patrol using drones to monitor Russian troops. Video
The most powerful man you've never heard of
Searching for Vladislav Surkov, key architect of the 'post truth' world
'I didn't think I'd get skin cancer'
Inside the murky world of illegal tanning drugs
Would you buy a house with no doors?!
Life in the world's oldest town…
© 2022 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *