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Manchester Victoria station evacuated, suspicious package on board a train.

Manchester Victoria station has been evacuated with armed police on the scene today.

National Rail confirmed a “safety inspection” was taking place, reports the Manchester Evening News, our sister title.

National Rail say the safety inspection of a train at Manchester Victoria is ‘blocking all lines’ on Monday, April 29.

A statement on the National Rail website reads: “Trains running through this station may be cancelled or delayed.

“Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”

Travellers are being asked to check their journeys ahead of travel.

A statement adds: “A safety inspection on a train at Manchester Victoria is blocking all lines.”Six teenagers ADMIT Mariam Moustafa attack which killed Egyptian engineering student, 18

In a statement British Transport Police said: “BTP officers were called to Manchester Victoria station at 3pm on 29/04 following a report of a suspicious package on board a train.

“Upon review the item was found to be a piece of lost property.

“The station had been evacuated while officers investigated the report.

“It has since been reopened.”

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