Bomb disposal units have been rushed to an 'ATM explosion' in a town centre.

The alarm was raised at a premises on Hereford Street in Sale, Greater Manchester, at 2.50am today. Police were called to an attempted robbery at the address and believe the suspects used an 'explosive device' to try and steal from a cash machine.

A cordon remains in place. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

Manchester Evening News reports a number of nearby streets have also been taped off as a result of the incident. Police said the closure is likely to remain in place throughout the morning, with businesses in the area impacted.

In a statement, a GMP spokesperson said: "At around 2.50am this morning (Monday 20 November) Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of an attempted robbery at a premises on Hereford Street, Sale. It’s believed that the suspects used an explosive device to gain access to a cash machine.

"Colleagues from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) also attended the scene, thankfully no injuries were reported. A scene remains in place which is likely to impact local businesses and travel in the area for the duration of the morning.

"No arrests have been made at this stage but police are following a number of lines of enquiry."

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