UPDATE: Suspicious package deemed safe at Manchester college

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The police incident at a college in Manchester is now over after the bomb squad deemed a suspicious package as safe.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted at around 10.45am to reveal that the army were on their way to a college in Trafford.

However, they then confirmed that the incident was at a college in Linby Street in Hulme.

Police confirmed at around 11.30am that the incident at the college was over and the cordon has been removed.

A statement read: "There was a cordon in Hulme, not Trafford, as previously suggested, relating to a possible suspicious package.

"This has now been deemed safe and the cordon has been removed.

"Apologies for any confusion."

Police closed Mancunian Way, Linby Street and Jackson Street with police officers in attendance at the scene.

Officers said they were "assessing the situation" and urged motorists to avoid the area.

A huge police cordon was set up around the Jackson Crescenet area of Hulme with the incidenttaking place around the Castlefield Campus.

A police helicopter was seen overhead as the bomb disposal squad worked at the scene.