Police have descended on a city suburb and closed several busy roads near a university campus.
Two tents have been erected as officers investigate a major incident in Fallowfield, Manchester. It is near the University of Manchester campus and student accommodation for the redbrick institution.
Police cars are pictured within the cordon but the force is yet to confirm the nature of the investigation at this stage. Reports of a stabbing are unconfirmed.
The two police tents are in place at either end of the strip of shops and takeaways.
Bus services are busy and have been diverted away from the route in the south of the city.
A tweet posted by Transport for Greater Manchester said: “A6010 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield is closed between Moseley Road – Langley Road due to a police incident.
“Bus services are diverted and will use Dickenson Road – Birchfields Road – Moseley Road in both directions.”
Manchester Evening News has at least one reporter at the scene.
Nicole Wootton-Cane, reporter for the publication, tweeted: “The area cordoned off is right next to the University of Manchester’s Owen’s Park campus by Mabfield Road, but Wilmslow road is closed to vehicles between Old Hall Lane and Wilbraham Road.
“There is a large police cordon in place and a heavy police presence this morning.”
In a further tweet, the reporter said: “This is the other end of the cordon outside Papa John’s and Kej’s. There is a bee bike on the floor covered in tarp.”
Manchester Evening News has contacted Greater Manchester Police for further information about the incident.
Around 15,000 people live in the Fallowfield area, many of whom are students at University of Manchester.
The area, a Labour stronghold, is also home to several high-street businesses and supermarkets. In 1986, the UK’s first drive-through McDonald’s opened in Fallowfield.