Suspicious device found in Rochdale

Police have closed a road in Rochdale after a suspicious device was found.

At 11.30am on Monday 19 May 2014, police were called following reports a firearm and a suspicious device had been found at a house on Oldham Road.

Officers have evacuated homes nearby and set up a cordon around the area.

Oldham Road has been closed and motorists are advised to avoid alternative routes.