Cops and deminers take to the streets after the explosion and find a “viable device”

A team of deminers took to a street in Bolton after an explosion. Police were called to reports of a ‘small explosion’ at Longcauseway, Farnworth at around 10.10pm on Sunday evening (May 1).

The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) department attended the scene and found a “viable” device. The deminers then secured the device.

Police have not yet revealed the nature of the device or where the explosion occurred on the road. No arrests were made and no one was injured, police said.

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Greater Manchester Police have now appealed for information about the blast. Detective Inspector Sarah Bell, of GMP’s Bolton CID, said: “The EOD attended and secured the device but confirmed it was a viable device.

“We are requesting information, in particular can we ask members of the public to check CCTV and dashcam footage at Longcauseway and Moorhead Close.”

Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 5830 quoting incident 3194 of 01/05/2022. Information can also be reported online or using the LiveChat feature at If you cannot report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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