A recycling center in Manchester has been closed and evacuated after a ‘grenade’ was found at the site

The recycling center in Wythenshaw had to be closed and evacuated after a “grenade” was found at the site. Emergency services disembarked at the Longley Lane recycling center, in Charston, after being called to reports of a grenade at the site around 4pm today (24 June).

An hour later, Recycle for Greater Manchester told residents on social media that the recycling center was ‘temporarily closed due to an emergency incident’. Eyewitnesses reported seeing workers standing outside the ledge while there was a large police presence.

Greater Manchester Police says its officers came to the scene and were able to remove the suspicious device. Fire brigades were also sent to the recycling center to support the police in dealing with the accident.

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A GMP spokesperson said: “At approximately 4pm on Friday (24 June 2022) we received a report that a grenade had been found at a recycling center off Longley Lane, Wythenshaw. Officers attended and the device was removed.”

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “At 5.45pm on Friday, 24 June 2022, two fire trucks from Wythenshaw Fire Station attended the recycling center in Longley Lane, Wythenshaw following reports of a suspicious item. Firefighters supported police at the scene. They attended about an hour and 15 minutes.”

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