Match abandoned as Manchester United's Old Trafford evacuated after 'suspect package' found

Old Trafford was evacuated before the game was abandoned.
Old Trafford was evacuated before the game was abandoned.
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Manchester United's Premier League match against Bournemouth has been abandoned after a suspect package was found at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils were due to take on Bournemouth in their final game of the Premier League season from 3pm.

However, after a suspect package was found, two stands at the ground were evacuated, and the game was later abandoned. A controlled explosion was later carried out.

Before the announcement that the match was off, Manchester United officials confirmed police were investigating a suspect package in the north-west quadrant of Old Trafford.

Police walked sniffer dogs around the Stretford End and Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, which were the first two stands evacuated.

An announcement had been made for security personnel to invoke 'operation red code'.

Old Trafford was evacuated before the game was abandoned.

Old Trafford was evacuated before the game was abandoned.

Shortly after 3.15pm people remaining in the ground were informed the game was off.

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."

Police with sniffer dogs searched part of the stadium.

Police with sniffer dogs searched part of the stadium.