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Man United's last league game abandoned after security alert

Man United's last league game abandoned after security alert

United Kingdom

Manchester United’s final Premier League match of the season against Bournemouth on Sunday was abandoned after two stands at Old Trafford were evacuated before kickoff.

Supporters at the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand were told to leave shortly before the scheduled 3pm kickoff, which was consequently delayed for 45 minutes before the club announced the fixture had been abandoned.

The club confirmed the evacuation has been caused by the discovery of a suspicious package.

Sniffer dogs were used to search the area.

British bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion following the discover of a ‘suspect package” at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

“A controlled explosion has just been carried out within the stadium by bomb disposal experts at Old Trafford. More to follow,“ Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter. 

Agencies