Man arrested after claims of explosive device at Dukinfield property

OFFICERS were called to reports of concern for the welfare of man claiming to possess an explosive device at a property on Birch Lane, Dukinfield at around 12.45pm on Thursday, January 16.

Bomb disposal officers attended the scene and have declared the device non-viable.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications. He remains in police custody for questioning.

A cordon was in place but it has now been lifted.

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