Saturday, May 05, 2007

Trafford Terror: Man United sent second supect package

A second suspicious package in a week has been sent to Manchester United.
Police were called to the eight-times Premiership champions' Carrington training ground on Wednesday after a member of staff opened a parcel containing an "unidentified substance".
Only 24 hours earlier the Red Devils' training headquarters in Trafford was at the centre of a security scare after a similar package was received ahead of the second leg of the Champions League semi-final clash with AC Milan.
Greater Manchester Police believe the same person was responsible for both incidents with a spokesperson saying: "Further suspicious packages were discovered on Wednesday May 2 at the Manchester United training ground at Carrington.
"This followed a call on Tuesday May 1 following reports that an unidentified substance had been discovered in an envelope delivered to the address. At this stage it would appear that all of the packages have been sent by the same person.
"Tests have been carried out on the substance and it has now been established that it was not harmful. Officers are continuing to investigate the origins of these packages. No-one has been injured during these incidents."

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