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Manchester United’s Final-day Game Called Off Because of Suspect Package

by on May 15, 2016
 

Manchester United’s final-day match against Bournemouth has been called off because of a suspect package.

Two stands – the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End – were evacuated before the home game against Bournemouth and sniffer dogs brought in to search the stands.Manchester United

Kick-off, due at 15:00 BST, was delayed and shortly afterwards the match was abandoned on police advice.

Security personnel are supervising fans exiting the stadium.

An “operation red code” alert was heard over the tannoy at 14:40 BST and the players who were warming up left the field.

The club announced: “Due to the discovery of a suspect package in the north-west quadrant of the ground, the match has been abandoned for today on police advice.

“People in the stadium are advised to remain in their seats while the forecourt is cleared of fans evacuated from the stadium. Further announcements will be made as soon as possible.”

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BBC Sport’s football correspondent Phil McNulty reporting from Old Trafford

 

 

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