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Suspicious item deemed safe after closing Bury town centre road

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A suspicious item has been deemed safe by police in Bury town centre.

Knowsley Street in Bury was closed for around an hour this afternoon as emergency services investigated reports of a suspicious item. 

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: "Officers were earlier today (Tuesday 6 June) alerted to reports a suspicious item in Knowsley Street, Bury.

"We can confirm that the item was assessed and confirmed as non-suspicious. 

"As a standard precaution, a cordon was put in place and some nearby roads were closed.

"Local officers would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation."

The road re-opened at around 3pm, with bus services resuming normal routes. 

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