There is a huge police presence outside a Sainsbury’s in Oldham this afternoon after a suspicious object was found.
Pictures taken at the site appear to show a barricade around the store on Union Street.
Officers are stationed outside the store and several police cars have been pictured in the parking lot. Police have said that TK Maxx has also been evacuated.
“As a precaution, we have evacuated TK Maxx in the city center following a report of a suspicious object,” GMP said in a tweet.
“A barrier is in place and we have specialist resources on site to make an assessment of the item.
“We will provide an update as soon as possible, but advise people to stay away from the area for the time being.”
Sainsbury’s has said: “Our Oldham Union Street store and petrol station is currently closed.
– We keep in close contact with the police.
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